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Lisa Belkin

When Your Child Is Sick, What Do You Tell Your Boss?

Lisa Belkin | August 22, 2012 | Parents
Silence is toxic. Our ideas of normal come from what we see and hear around us. Our permission to act, and even think, in a certain way, is obtained by noticing the boundaries being heeded by everyone else. So I make it a point to talk about my children at work.
Leslie Mellet

The Great Escape -- The Time Is Now

Leslie Mellet | August 22, 2012 | Fifty
The swells were tossing me around like a row boat in the middle of the ocean. I had been in the water for what seemed like an eternity. I could see the beach (swim exit) and I had passed it!
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The Way I Know It: In Memory of My Father

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | August 22, 2012 | Fifty
Some nights, after working fourteen hours a day in his grocery, my father would sit, his pale blue eyes somewhere as far away as the Black Sea, and speak their names: Chaim, Yossi, Leib, Schmuel.
Michelangelo Signorile

Thank You, Madonna, for Still Being Madonna

Michelangelo Signorile | February 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
Madonna is doing what she's always done, pushing buttons about how women are supposed to behave. Now it's simply about how 50-something-year-old women are to behave. And yes, she has great breasts, on a par with those of many 30-year-olds, so why shouldn't she flaunt them?
Chris Kelly

Karen Klein Should Give the Money Back

Chris Kelly | August 22, 2012 | Education
I can't shake the feeling that Karen Klein should take $15,506 and give it back to the people of Greece, New York, who paid her to monitor children on a school bus. Someone should have been monitoring the kids on that bus. And clearly it wasn't Karen Klein.
Lisa Belkin

Why The Workplace Doesn't Work For Parents

Lisa Belkin | August 22, 2012 | Parents
Several high-profile articles in the past few days have created one of those crystallizing moments -- a spotlight on the on the fact that work just doesn't work for so many of us. The more of these moments we have, the greater the chance that things actually change, so let's seize this one and keep talking.
Jim Higley

New Friends, Lost Friends, Found Friends, Old Friends

Jim Higley | August 22, 2012 | Fifty
Every once in a while, my kids have to sit through my lecture about friends. I give it when one of their friendships fizzles, a pal peters out or a BFF suddenly goes MIA.
Ann Brenoff

Retirement: Are We Really Ready For It?

Ann Brenoff | August 22, 2012 | Fifty
Many years ago, on one of my first dates with my now-husband, he purchased discount movie tickets for us using his AARP card. Now as much as I hate getting ripped off by movie ticket prices, what I learned that day was that I hated being called a senior citizen even more. I made him return my ticket and pay full price.
Vicki Larson

'Till Death Do Us Part' or 'Till The Kids Part?

Vicki Larson | August 21, 2012 | Divorce
How many of married couples, a good portion about to be empty-nesters, will still be married for their kid's college graduation? My gut says not too many.