On Friday, I learned that a colleague at work, Jackie, might get tickets to the Barbra Streisand Concert at Madison Square Garden for Monday evening! It was 1994. Bucket lists were not yet in vogue, but if they were, this concert would be at the top of mine. I became…

Family China

Today I bought a new purse, one year after my old one was stolen. My brother Sean was scheduled for surgery in the middle of the pandemic, and I needed to be with him. My husband Denis and I flew to San Francisco. I don’t remember taking one breath while…

Our Future Leaders
Our Future Leaders

More than 5.4 million women lost jobs during the pandemic compared to 4.4 million men. The pandemic was hardest on women working in low-paying, in-person jobs in the service industries, particularly child care, hospitality, customer service, waitressing, retail sales, housekeeping, and personal care providers. Women of color make up a…

The recent crises in leadership in the federal government highlight why it’s essential to have government continuity. Strong democracies can survive a bizarre and unpredictable leader now and then. In the United States, people have severely suffered under the Trump Administration’s changes to policies like immigration, climate change, and health…

Lunch at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA on her 93rd birthday.
Lunch at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA on Martha’s 93rd birthday.

My mother, Martha Walsh, grew up on a farm in Fincherville, Georgia, where she lived with her southern Baptist parents and four older siblings. The farm required hard work and full engagement for the family to eat and survive. It was a place of action. If you didn’t know how…

Ever been to one of those never-ending baseball games? You get tired, your back aches, you think about leaving, but you need to stay and support your team. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) journey feels like a multi-generational, never-ending baseball game.

Alice Paul (1885–1977), a suffragist, filed the ERA in…

At the end of January, my husband and I traveled to South Beach for a couple of weeks to warm up and enjoy the art and other cultural happenings there. We stayed in the Mercury Hotel at the southern end of the beach, thinking it would be a quiet area…

Another Way to Travel — Part 3

Harry Kemp, Poet

Back to the daily routine has delayed the finishing of this series. Enjoy.

A writing and literary culture abound in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod. My friend Bill delivered milk in Ptown many years ago, and asked me to look up…

Thank you, Virginia!

Ever been to one of those never-ending baseball games? You get tired, your back aches, you think about leaving, but you need to stay and support your team. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) journey feels like a multi-generational, never-ending baseball game.

Alice Paul (1885–1977), a suffragist, filed…

Elizabeth Kilcoyne

Freelance Writer, Adjunct Faculty Suffolk University, Business Consultant. Find me at ElizabethKilcoyne.Net

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