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Marge Piercy

An Extraordinary Kaleidoscopic Novel of World War II

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

More than 750 pages long, Gone to Soldiers can definitely be intimidating, and I knew when I picked up this novel that it would need to be extraordinary in order to hold my attention for a few weeks. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.

Conversations With Women Who Miss Their Mothers

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Benedict

This Mother's Day, I'm steeped in the subject of missing mothers. I've found myself in many private conversations, and a growing public conversation, about how we cope (or don't cope) when mothers are gone, whether they've passed away or are lost to dementia.

Happiness and Having It All

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Debold

The twin towers of modernity -- the supposedly boundless material success of the capitalist marketplace and the profound domestic bliss that is the pot of gold at the end of the romance story -- are collapsing.

Work of the World Is Common As Mud

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

The Opportunity Collaboration draws its muscle from the conviction that people of good will forge their own solutions and uncover new ways to combine and leverage resources.

Reclaiming 'Bless Your Heart' As The Southern 'Namaste'

Kelley Harrell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

In the end it isn't about judging the behavior of others, but what we can honor within our own actions when we've been offended.

Sci-Fi As Prophetic Vision: He, She And It

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Marge Piercy's novel He, She and It appeared almost 20 years ago. My review appeared in Tikkun magazine in 1992. Now many aspects of her novel loom even more prophetic than they did before.