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A Good Day to Be [Re]BornFeatured

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Today is a good day to be born.

I write this in my journal every day for a week as I sit anxiously across from my daughter Ali, who at 40 weeks is more pregnant than she’s ever been.

Her first child, Tyler, was due on May 31, 2012, only he arrived two months early. Ali called me in Philadelphia from her home in Boston late in March to tell me that she thought she’d peed herself. Read more

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Teaching Out Loud

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

What: One-woman show on education written and performed by award-winning teacher
Where: Railyard Performance Center  1611 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
When: Nov. 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
Contact:  Marsha Pincus  (610) 529 9269
          Teachers, parents and other members of the Santa Fe community who care deeply about the current state of education are invited to attend Chalkdust, a staged reading of a new one-woman show  by award winning educator and writer Marsha Pincus.

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Persephone’s Return

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You will ask:

Did she go willingly or was she taken? The story goes, at least the one version we’ve all heard, the one we tell and retell, that she was kidnapped… that the maiden Persephone was out in a field picking flowers, narcissus blooms as it is told, when the earth opened up and she fell into a pit, led into the Underworld by Hades, the King of the Dead and forced to stay there against her will.
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How to Love a Ghost: Making Peace with my Long Gone Father

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When you are estranged from your father, every day is Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is always rough for people who have had difficult relationships with their fathers.    But this year was particularly difficult for me because of Facebook.

First, I posted my daily haiku as part of a challenge I had take on January 1stto write a haiku a day for a year.    Here is what I posted.  I called it Father’s Day.

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Watching the Superbowl: Deflated Balls and Domestic Violence

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There was a very special commercial sponsored by the NFL during the Superbowl XLIX.  It was a public service announcement against domestic violence.  It was a pretty chilling spot and it was very effective too.  Only thing is, not that many people saw it.

It aired right before the halftime show, immediately following Seattle’s touchdown with 2 seconds left in the second quarter that left everyone I was watching the game with screaming for joy or in disgust, depending on which team they were rooting for.

But I saw it. Read more

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