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Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden

Here’s the review I wrote for Art New England magazine about Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden at the Glass House in New Canaan, CT.

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A Liver’s Perspective

In my family, I’m the liver. I absorb everyone’s toxins. This allows the rest of them to be happy-go-lucky eccentrics because I’m there to process their detritus. To detoxify, I exercise, meditate, write, and spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Laylah Ali

Here’s the profile I wrote for Art New England magazine about the wonderful artist, Laylah Ali.

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When I was eight years old, the winter after my mother died, I ate popcorn after school every day. I sat on the green, corduroy couch in our family room in our colonial-style house in Virginia. My freshly popped popcorn … Continue reading

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“So You Know…” A Retrospective by Terry Albright

It always starts with a dream. In the first one, she and her father have to retrieve a dead baby from the bottom of a well. As she matures as an artist, the baby begins to look like her middle … Continue reading

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The “Cadillac” Tax

In 2018, a not so little tax with an appropriately big sounding name, “The Cadillac Tax” will go into effect. Despite its name, it has nothing to do with your car. It’s a 40 percent excise tax on your “generous” … Continue reading

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In The Wake

My graduate school thesis was on grief and it was honored with the Dean’s Prize for Outstanding ALM Capstone in Journalism. Thank you WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog for publishing it. Read it here.

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The Snows of 2015

Well…hello, side mirror! Brady to Gronk…

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The Oscar-winning “Ida” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski is a movie that forced me to ask myself the question, “What would I do if all was lost?” Set in 1962 Poland, “Ida” (played by Agata Trzebuchowska) is the story of an 18-year-old, orphaned, novitiate … Continue reading

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Unraveling My Childhood Asthma: Did Motherhood Cure It?

Here’s the article I wrote for the CommonHealth Blog on WBUR about overcoming my childhood asthma. Unraveling My Childhood Asthma: Did Motherhood Cure It? May 09, 2014 Sarah Baker  I recently started singing lessons — a rather mind-blowing pursuit, since for … Continue reading

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