A Teacher at Heart.

A few weeks ago, I accidently let myself be ensnared by an anti-teacher troll. @coachdb18 @rweingarten ok, you go on with your ad hominem attack… We’re not getting anywhere obviously, have a good one— Nancy Cavillones (@NBCavillones) August 19, 2012 @coachdb18 @rweingarten also, nice move there, selectively quoting me & skewing the context of the …

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Seeking the Righteous.

When I first began reading The Baker’s Daughter, I was struck right away by the realization that while I’ve read plenty of Holocaust literature, very little of it has been from the non-Jewish/non-Other perspective. The Holocaust seems to be one of those issues that is made out to be black and white, with no grey. …

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Thinking in Lists

I’m checking e-mail obsessively these days, waiting for an important bit of news.  I wonder if we’re really supposed to compost produce that doesn’t naturally grow in the NorthEast.  At a stoplight yesterday, I thought to myself, “What have I done with my life?” I’m still thinking about the tone in which I meant to …

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Married.

My husband tonight said that our marriage is like an arranged marriage, in a lot of ways. I was so relieved to hear him say that because I’ve always felt the same way but thought he would be hurt by it. My husband, he’s kind of a sensitive guy!But his admission is just one more …

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Mulling It Over

I am supposed to be sewing crayon rolls right now but I took a little break because I want to write this down: I had dinner last week with my friend Sue, a great writer and semi-famous NYC journalist. Over a bottle of Rose, Sue helped me figure how to write an essay about being …

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Drifting.

I did a real writerly thing the other day. When I take the long drives down the Saw Mill Parkway in Westchester, especially when the traffic is light and I can drive long stretches without stopping or slowing down, my mind churns busily. The way some people get their best ideas in the shower, I get …

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Not A Wordsmith

UPDATE: Look at this wonderful piece by Constance Hale Scribe on the crafting of sentences. It’s chock full of fine sentence examples, some of which I could add to my list! -ed. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/sentences-crisp-sassy-stirring/ Sometimes, I am astonished at how much vocabulary I lack. I want to describe things and try to think of words other …

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Grieving

My grandfather passed away today, at the age of 88. Here is something I wrote last month: Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sightBlind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. My paternal grandmother lived in Florida when she died, in 2005. She’d been living …

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Impeded

I lay awake in bed this morning, woken up by a toddler with a very wet diaper. I clean her up and she climbs into bed with us, next to her father and sister. She finds a comfortable position and goes back to sleep. I, on the other hand, am not so lucky. It is …

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Deaf

I don’t know how to write about being deaf. I don’t know how to write about it any more than I know how to write about being a woman or being 33. Being deaf is a physical condition that somehow also exists as a condition of personality. Is personality the right word? I don’t know …

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