Albany, NY – Earlier this winter we were inundated with responses to our poll question about starting a family later in life. And amongst your wonderful emails was this essay from Debra Townsend. Her frank, honest, and frankly hilarious observations caught our eye and today she tells us what it's really like to have a baby at 47.
Debora Townsend is a communications specialist and a mother who lives in Loudonville, New York.
Albany, NY – Joan Murray's Poem, "I Saw Your Son Last Night." Joan Murray will be giving a reading at the Claverack Library on Sunday March 25th at 3 PM. Her reading, titled "Poems of Peace and Conscience," will observe the 5th anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq.
Joan will read her poems about the Iraq war, as well as poems from new anthology, Poems to Live By in Troubling Times (published by Beacon Press 2006). She invites others to join her by bringing a poem about peace. For more info: Claverack Free Library 851-7120.
Albany, NY – Why do daughters complain that their mothers always criticize, while mothers feel hurt that their daughters shut them out? Why do mothers and daughters critique each other on the Big Three-hair, clothes, and weight-while longing for approval and understanding? And why do they scrutinize each other for reflections of themselves?
Albany, NY – A group of local teens recently returned from a spring break trip to Mexico. But they didn't spend the week tanning by the beach. The New York Labor-Religion Coalition group traveled along the U.S./Mexican border to visit the maquiladoras that produce many of the goods we buy every day. Susan Arbetter spoke to them about free trade, fair trade, and what it takes to change this country's economic policy.