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Sharon Glassman
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Sharon Glassman is a journalist and writer/performer who specializes in funny-smart stories with heart for page, stage and radio.

Her traveling solo shows have covered topics ranging from women in science to the challenging joys of being an "undercover" Santa at holiday-time.

Her book, Love, Santa, was published by Warner Books/Grand Central Publishing in 2002.

Her current projects include a performable novel based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche and classic-quirky live music projects.

A former New Yorker, Sharon and her dog bb live in Northern Colorado.

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Update: UPMC Workers' MLK Day Rally - Video by Julie Sokolow

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 6:46 PM

I wrote about the closing of UPMC Braddock Hospital in Braddock, PA on Huffington Post Living in October 2009.

Pittsburgh filmmaker Julie Solokow sent me a link to her video chronicling UPMC workers' MLK Day rally for a living wage to show where things...

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It's Not Sheep Castration.. But Fashion Can Have Its Moments Too

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

I'm listening to Mike Rowe talk about his Aha! moment, castrating a lamb in Craig, Colo., a few hours north of my current Colorado foothills hometown, which some folks call, "The Brooklyn of Boulder."

I cannot...

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Dear Radio Diary: Behind the Scenes at Boomer Alley Radio

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 11:42 AM

Dear Radio Diary:

I didn't want to jinx it, so I haven't written about this until now.

But seeing as we've just been signed on for another year, here's the scoop:

For the past 8 months, I've been producing and co-hosting an hour-long "radio party" that airs on radio...

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Mollie O'Brien: New CD, Saintly Sinnin' Sound

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 10:08 AM

Denver-based, nationally adored Americana singer Mollie O'Brien's big musical "Yes" started with a big New York City "No" in that city's gritty 1970s.

She'd moved from Wheeling, West Virginia to become a Broadway star. She had The Voice: a beautifully clear, wittily expressive instrument that mainlined messages of...

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NOVA's Pluto Files (With Neil deGrasse Tyson) Will Make You a Better American

(8) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 9:44 AM

In 2000, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium (for us scientist-loving types) and People Magazine's Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive (for us celebrity-loving types), downsized Pluto from:

a) a super-cute planet that shared a name with a super-cute Disney character

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Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 3:00 PM

Strengthen your dreams and you'll sleep better. Sounds kinda cart-before-the-horsey, right? But frolicking in a field of dream-unicorns kicks Ambien's ass for increasing the quality - and side-effects - of sleep.

Here's why:

The first thing you need to know about dreams, is that we have them every night....

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What is Work: Why to Have a Green Burial from "The Green Reaper"

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 1:20 PM

Some of us work for a better living. Elizabeth Fournier works for a better post-deathing.

As a one-woman funeral service in the rural town of Boring, Oregon, Fourner is eschewing big profits to prophet old-school burial practices that are kinder to humans and the Earth....

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What is Work? High-Tech Art With Heart Trumps ALS

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 10:56 AM

Zach Lieberman found his career as a humanity-boosting computer artist by getting lost.

As a fine arts graduate in the '90s, "I had to get a job," he said, in a phone call from his office at the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. "At that time everyone I...

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What is Work? Buddhist Discernment on the Job - Part of the Green Books Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 8:37 AM

Note to readers: A few weeks ago, I got an email inviting me to part of a Green Books Campaign sponsored by Eco-Libris, a for-profit enterprise that promotes books printed on non-virgin paper and funds the planting of trees in Africa and Central America.

One hundred...

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What is Work? Gail Collins: When Everything Changed

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 7:40 AM

Interviewing a journalist is like operating on a surgeon, I worried, as I picked up the phone.

I was calling New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins, who had been spending the day at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TX.


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What is Work? Small Town Hospital Closing Opens Health-Care Debate

(6) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 5:42 PM

In our last post on Work, we featured three experts about the changing nature of Work, from the Pop Tech conference in Camden, Maine.

One of those speakers, John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock, PA, arrived in Maine with news that embodies America's health-care debate.


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What is Work? America Re-Imagined at Pop Tech (Day 1)

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 5:47 PM

This series on work started with profiles of individuals who've identified their passions and turned them into amazing careers.

The next few posts will feature a look at Work, American-Style, from the PopTech conference in Camden, Maine.

PopTech began -- as its name implies -- as a meeting...

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What is Work? An Honest Interview with Myself

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 4:43 PM

I've been writing this series about Work for HuffPost Living for several months now. It felt like the right time to review what I'd learned. So I invited Me, the reporter, to interview Me, the indie writer/voice-over/creative freelancer, about what we've learned about Work thus far:


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What is Work? Saving the World Without Killing Yourself

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 5:09 PM

Good news! You've found a job helping the world in a crucial, even life-saving way.

Bad news: You're working so hard for so little that you're about to burn out.

"Is there a way for me to help others without killing myself?" you ask.

Absolutely, says Andrew Zolli....

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What Is Work? Success Through the Immigrant Mindset

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 2:55 PM

If you're down on your luck and ya ain't got a buck? Glenn Llopis wants to kick your ass - in a good way.

Llopis is a California-based entrepreneur, the kind of guy who could - and did - make it to the top of the corporate...

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What is Work? Listening to Inspiration, With Songwriter Darrell Scott

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2009 | 12:20 PM

Darrell Scott is a hit-songwriter, an A-List musician and acclaimed independent singer-songwriter who's mixing a new album to be released later this year.

The last thing he needed was a new job.

Or did he?

In a phone chat from Nashville, Darrell Scott described his...

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Shall We Brunch? Ft. Collins Politics in Action

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Taking a snapshot of a movement sounds nonsensical, if not impossible. But if you're in Northern Colorado when Dan Shaner hosts one of his Sunday brunches for change, that's what you'll get -- along with some very fine local bluegrass and an equally tasty homemade meal.

Like a lot...

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What is Work? Balancing Creativity and Cash

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 11:46 AM

James P. Othmer is an ex full-time-ad guy turned full-time author.

Or maybe he's an ad guy turned author between full-time jobs?

No one can say. Least of all, James Othmer.

But it sort of doesn't matter. Because however the future plays out, Othmer has found his...

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What is Work? Cutting Yourself Free With Heart

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 11:47 AM

In previous posts, we've met people who have created their jobs by pursuing professional passion.

In today's post, we'll meet Jen Consalvo, a woman who left her job to pursue her dream career.

Ditching a steady paycheck takes guts in an unsure economy. But Jen is, by nature,...

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What is Work? Career Satisfaction for a Global Youth Culture

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2009 | 5:55 PM

According to the United Nations Population Fund, there are more than a 1.5 billion people worldwide between the ages of 10 and 25.

Look ten years into the future and that's 1.5 billion+ young people in an ever-more global job market.

Jennifer Kushell is an expert in...

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