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Presents can make up for some of the disappointments that life doles out, such as it makes almost no sense and is coming to an…
Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: that mothers are superior beings, that they have done more with their lives and…
Left to my own devices, my first inclination is to mess in other people’s lives. I secretly believe my whole family, and really the whole…
Most marriages are a mess, and the children get caught between two bitter, antagonistic parents. My parents stayed married for 27 unhappy years, till their…
If you asked me, parents were supposed to affect the life of their child in such a way that the child grows up to be…
The women’s movement burst forth when I was fifteen. That was when I began to believe that life might semi-work out after all. The cavalry…
I’d like to learn to meditate with more enthusiasm. I can sit down and get quiet for 20 minutes, but it just has not been…
I went to Goucher College in Maryland for the best possible reasons – to learn – but then I dropped out at 19 for the…
I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping…
I didn’t write about my mother much in the third year after she died. I was still trying to get my argument straight: When her…
Alice Adams wrote a sweet note to me after my first novel came out when I was 26, and I was so blown away that…
I spent my whole life helping my mother carry around her psychic trunks like a bitter bellhop. So a great load was lifted when she…
I used to tell my writing students that they must write the books they wished they could come upon – because then the books they…
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I’d hoped to…
The American way is to not need help, but to help.
I try to write the books I would love to come upon that are honest, concerned with real lives, human hearts, spiritual transformation, families, secrets,…
If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved…
My mother was a not-too-devoted atheist. She went to Episcopal church on Christmas Eve every year, and that was mostly it.
I would seriously rather be in a long line at the DMV than eat with people I don’t know.
I’ve heard that our greatest cross to carry is ourselves – how gravely we fall short.
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