Author Archives: rglw

About rglw

Sociologist mom writes for work and for pleasure.

Passover minus the struggle

Passover came and went this year. We were in it for every moment of the holiday but we didn’t struggle. It simply passed through. Passover is my favorite holiday and for some reason this year, I was thinking about all of … Continue reading

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She would have been 70….

Back in February I bought my daughters each a pink hyacinth plant. When my mother was alive, she did the same for me all through my twenties. She was obsessed with spring flowers because their arrival on the scene coincided … Continue reading

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The March 2017 Update

The whole world had a stomach bug for months all winter. But not the Weiner household. And I knew our day would come: I just didn’t know our day would be almost a whole month. I’m being a little dramatic. … Continue reading

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Podcasting

I downloaded my first podcast in 2011. I was in the car with our youngest driving somewhere on maternity leave. Our youngest was a little baby–maybe less than two months old and while I had friends with babies to meet up with, … Continue reading

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Finding my resistance

We have all been asleep. I have been asleep. I admit it fully and without reservation. I have always considered myself liberal and even progressive. But I was completely naive to think I would never have to fight for something … Continue reading

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The 2017 Plan: February update

I love the start of the month because it feels like days and days are stretched out in front of you, and everything that could go according to plan just might. And then whoosh, it’s over. I’ve barely started to … Continue reading

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The 2017 Plan: January update

All month, I had my plan in mind. I feel security having a plan. Then there was inauguration. The world feels off-center. Off center is an understatement. It’s more like an alternate reality. I feel pulled in a million directions but … Continue reading

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