Tonight I attended a lecture at Salem’s membership library, the Salem Athenaeum. Dr. David E. Thaler, Neurologist-in-Chief; Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine (phew!), shared with us his incredible initiative to create a more welcoming space for patients at the Neurology Center at Tufts University by adding creative pieces of… Read More Neurological Disorders: Illustrated?
When in college, I participated in a program to provide peer to peer support for young women impacted by rape and domestic abuse. The thing I remember most was that on the last day of our training, one of the participants shared that she was a survivor. My heart dropped and I felt uncomfortable. I… Read More Walk for HAWC
I’ve started to write so many things in the last month. A short, unconventional short story, 3 or 4 blog posts, part of an “about us” section for work’s website. I get several sentences down on the page… and freeze. Nothing comes to mind. No words pour out of my typing fingers. No feelings express… Read More Writers’ Block.
I LOVE ghost stories. I especially love Victorian ghost stories. I also love a good feminist manifesto. No surprise to anyone, then, that I was drawn to Alex Owen’s in “The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England”. Its premise is that during a time of great oppression, women were able to… Read More Musings: The Darkened Room
I recently had an amazing opportunity to take a tour of the Punto Urban Art Museum here in Salem. I am well aware of the stereotypes that have plagued this neighborhood in recent years: I’ve lived here for over 15 years, and can’t tell you how many times people have said not go to The Point: Don’t drive through. Don’t walk nearby. Don’t eat at the restaurants.… Read More El Punto: A Forgotten Neighborhood