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Women Who Run Things

I love going into stores owned and managed by women. I feel a kindred spirit, though I have never worked retail. There are two in our town that are my particular favorites. One is a lovely bakery that also serves as a tea shop (The Polka Dot Pound Cake.). It is a simple store,...

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Try Prayer

I like to pray. More often than not, my prayer is a conversation with God, asking, thanking and sometimes just acknowledging. I also like saying prayers with words that I have known since childhood. More like a mantra, a chant without thinking. These past few weeks with so much uncertainty around us, I have...

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Pausing

These past ‘shelter-in’ weeks have focused on so many things I can no longer do—hug our grandchildren, attend the theatre, get my nails done, go to my yoga class. I shake my head at what I am missing with waves of longing for what was once my life. These ramblings are then besieged with...

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Vine & Branches, April 23, 2020

Vine & Branches Presents A Debut Author’s Journey: From Concept to Cover Rockville Centre resident Maureen Reid will discuss the road she traveled in publishing her first novel, Becoming Herself.  Combining humor with thoughtful introspection, she will share her story, turning into a debut author after enjoying a successful career managing colleges, corporations and...

State & Union: Walsh alumna publishes her first novel

An Archbishop Walsh graduate from the class of 1966, Maureen Mooney Reid, has published her first novel, “Becoming Herself,” a story inspired by her grandmother’s experiences as a young Irish immigrant. “’Becoming Herself,’ although a work of fiction that takes place during the first half of the 20th century, could very well mirror much...

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There Are No Words

My husband and I checked a spot off our ‘bucket list’ this summer, a trip to the Canadian Rockies. It was a different type of vacation for us, five cities in 12 days not including a layover midway between Vancouver and Banff. The beauty of this region is not only hard to describe, it...

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