The Malling of America

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My friend Rebecca Williams was just here and asked the question, “What happened to people’s unique sense of taste?” She started me thinking about how much uniformity has taken over the country. Surely, the problem started with the rise of … Continued

Do you believe in Angels?

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      When I lived in Charlotte, there was a New Age Resource Center around the corner on East Boulevard. They carried books, supplies, and candles, and they also had speakers from out of town. I was just getting … Continued

Independent Women

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Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was an American academic at Columbia University, the first woman to receive tenure in the English department, and a prolific feminist author of important academic studies. Her book, Writing a Woman’s Life, is one of the most … Continued

What’s your sign?

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I do my best magazine reading in the bathroom. I have a basket of the latest issues right beside the toilet, and find myself lingering longer than necessary when I find an interesting article. This morning I was engrossed in … Continued