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Workplace Psychology: More than a Head Game

It’s one thing to dispense advice about leadership. It’s another to make sure you’re giving advice that actually works. In a sea of self-proclaimed gurus, there is a discipline...

Flannel Goddess

Here comeThe Flannel GoddessesIn comfortable slippersPadding down the stairsThey eat oatmeal for breakfastWith just a dash of cinnamonNo croissants or Crepe Suzette Victoria has no secrets hereShe’d be out...

The Plant Whisperer

Louise Atwater was born with a black thumb, but her old friend Robert didn’t know that — or at least not yet. When his job sent him abroad, he...

Radha

The entire house looked festive. The pavement in front of the gate was freshly washed and an elaborate rangoli was drawn on it and filled with red, yellow and...

The Garage Sale

‘Where the hell is the sun? For Christ’s sakes, Marge, it’s rained for days. God, did ya make coffee yet, Marge?”“Yes, Fred, the coffee is on the stove. Can’t...

How Will We Know

My father is asleep, his mouth hanging openWe are waiting for him to die.The Jamaican aides are our new best friends.We feed them lentil soup, they tell us recipes...

Difficult Daughter

She was really religious,a joy to watch at prayers.But from childhood ona confirmed romantic,disagreeing with the sacred rules of sex, sacrifice, marriage.We had the prescribed talksof a mother and...

The Smallsville Mystery

A mystery still surrounds the events that occurred over a three-day period in Smallsville, Arkansas, a previously peaceful community consisting of five farms, a gas station, a few run-down...

Following My Kids’ Passions

Landon Y. Jones put in a good word for soccer moms the other day, in an op ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saluting the legions of parents...

Blindsided

Around me, the night voices and eyes recede:glazed eyes of stalking cats, solo in arched-back shadows,touting tales of counted lives —and the horned owls, some older and wiser than...