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That Thing We Don’t Talk About

I planted collard greens around my patio, and they’re scaring my neighbors. They love the tomatoes, the romaine and Swiss chard. They ask for basil and oregano on a regular basis, which I appreciate, because how much basil can one woman eat anyway? I share my flower bulbs, my onion Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
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Are You Unstoppable? Me Neither.

Oh, how I love that word! Unstoppable! I can pretend to be the mighty Mississippi, raging through tiny towns and hamlets! I am a towering inferno, and even Steve McQueen and Paul Newman together in the same room can’t distract me! I am Denzel Washington atop a runaway freight train! Before I know it, I’m going to Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
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A Loose Woman

“I didn’t want you to grow up to be a loose woman,” my mother said not long before she died. “But I see I have failed miserably.” She was methodically stacking her books, history over here, psychology up there, romance in that basket. The sound of the hard covers sliding Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
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Whose Voice is it Anyway?

I Don’t Get Writer’s Block. I Get Laryngitis. When I was 12, I wanted to be Elizabeth Taylor. Glamorous, talented, worshipped from afar. Champagne and diamonds and Rock Hudson. Even that revolving-door marriage thing sounded like fun. I typed up witty interviews of myself, and pasted them inside magazine covers. Read more…

By Kay Bolden, ago
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