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How 29.6 acres changed me

It happened while I was researching a two-part newspaper piece on preservation in Easton, Connecticut. A writer's process As a journalist, I explore many, many topics. Every now and then though something happens and things just click for me, I feel touched by the subject matter. This was one of those times. It started out innocently and routinely enough. I wanted to … [Read More...]

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Hero Moms!

Tricia Donovan (left) and Jessica Curran never meant to end up at the Connecticut state capitol, but in March 2015, they testified before the education committee on … [Read More...]

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two souls

Let life change you

There are moments when I can't help but notice that another human being has touched me in a meaningful way. So much so that a new part of who I am has been triggered - as if manifested from deep inside me. When this happens, the moments when it catches me … [Read More...]


Don’t be a lazy “advocate”

Do you know who has the time to stand up for their cause and put an effort into pushing their agenda? They might just be the people who are creating the type of world you don't like. So, what are you going to do about it? Yeah, right, of course, after … [Read More...]

cheering sky

Free range people

I was feeling kind of down before when I looked out the window, as I often do, and this time saw a sparkling sky winking its cheer at me. I thought to myself, yes, I will brighten up now. (And take a photo - see above.) How can we pass by windows without … [Read More...]