Author: Melodie Davis

Brighter Futures: A Simple, Decent, Place to Live

Another Way for week of May 12, 2017 Habitat Brings Brighter Futures: A Simple, Decent, Place to Live What does having your own home mean to you, if indeed you are so fortunate? What does it mean for your children? We went to a fundraising banquet for our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently.  […]

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Motherhood as Desperate Innovation

Another Way for week of May 5, 2017 Motherhood as Desperate Innovation Any memories of spit baths, anyone? Either giving them to your own kids, or being on the receiving end of the quick attempt by (usually) a mother to remove some stubborn dirt or remains of breakfast from your face? Or perhaps your kids […]

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What is Middle-aged? What is Old?

Another Way for week of April 29, 2017 What is Middle-aged? What is Old? I remember going to the 40th reunion of my high school class where I attended my first three years of high school. I took a look around at the gray hair and wrinkles and tried to see in their faces my […]

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Part 3: Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the Pressmen’s Strike

Part 3: Katharine Graham and the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and the Pressmen’s Strike Note: (Part 3 in a 3-part series on Katharine’s Graham’s memoir, Personal History. Find Part 1 here and 2 here. Page numbers refer to the Vintage Books paperback edition of 1998, not the original hardcover from Knopf.) President Kennedy’s tragic assassination occurs about halfway through […]

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