Category: "women's movement"

Life Examined

August 3rd, 2011
Dr. Margaret Burns answered an ad I placed in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times while I was researching a novel set in the mid 20th century at a private psychiatric facility. I remember the first time I heard her voice; it was low-pitched and direct… more »

Family Matters

November 12th, 2009
Democrat Representative Bart Stupak?s end run around the leadership during the House vote on health care reform stunned me, but it shouldn?t have. All week long I?d been getting emails from Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights… more »

A Prince Remembered

March 6th, 2009
Once upon a time, not so many years ago, the term great American writer was understood to mean great white male American writer. There was some diversity among them. They might be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, agnostic or atheist. They might be… more »

The Silent Majority as Literature

February 4th, 2009
I?m looking for a postcard. There?s no picture on the front; it?s one of those government-issue ones with the address on the front and the back left blank for a message. I think there was a stamp, but I?m not sure. The message was typed on a… more »