Sad Truth About Popular Quotations

John Carroll University students’ faces looked pained when I told them to take all the quotations off their resumes and out of their portfolios. “OK, one,” I conceded. “But make sure it represents you well and that it’s real.” Yes, real. Because often they aren’t, or at least are not accurately attributed. And then this […]

Looking for Women 95 Years or Older

I’m interested in developing a collection of short stories that profile “everyday” centenarian women—from their own point of view. The working title: What 100 Years’ Experience Teaches A Woman. I envision each very candid story capturing the individual personality of each woman interviewee and some aspect of her life experience. Potentially, I will add contextual […]