Nuns Fret Not: My Life in Manhattan

Nuns Fret Not: My Life in Manhattan

I often feel I could live anywhere. When I was seven my family spent a year in India, and I loved it. For college I relocated to the Sandhills of North Carolina. Only a two-hour drive from my home in Raleigh, still the landscape was different, with long-leaf pines,...
Climbing My Way to Mars

Climbing My Way to Mars

“You take Jupiter, and I’ll take Saturn.” We were studying the solar system in our fourth-grade class, and Linda thought we ought to create the different planets in our houses. We wouldn’t do all the planets. I mean, who wanted to recreate Uranus anyway? We planned to...
Basement Dreams

Basement Dreams

The recent flood in my St. Louis house has put me in mind of other houses I have lived in along the way. Houses are so much more than shelters. They are more than prized possessions. They are containers of memories. The houses we have lived in and left shape the...
The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Lately I have been receiving emails with job announcements—not for my students but for me. Rebecca: Washington University in St. Louis jobs and others we think you will like!! Amazon Driver! Flex-time options. Valvoline Lube Technician Anheuser-Busch Machinist With...