Faith Paulsen's Blog
- Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
- December 27
- Writer. No relation to Henry Paulson or Gary Paulsen or Pat Paulsen.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Star Dust
July 20, 2012 05:49PM
- The Ill-Fated Voyage of the
Schooner Mariah, Part 2
October 27, 2010 11:24AM
- The Ill-Fated Voyage of the
Schooner Mariah, Part 1 of 2
October 27, 2010 10:42AM
- ER Act 3: An Ambulance, a
Heartbeat -- and Me
October 07, 2010 08:26PM
- ER Act 2: An Ambulance, a
Heartbeat and Me
October 06, 2010 11:55AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “The news shocked me --
You are in my thoughts. This
January 19, 2012 10:08AM
- “Very good
November 23, 2010 04:17PM
- “What a find! I look
forward to more.”
November 23, 2010 11:02AM
- “Yours is an amazing and
moving story. For the first
had an idea what
November 22, 2010 05:13PM
- “It's hard to figure out
how the fact that "There's a
sex in the
November 22, 2010 05:00PM
Faith Paulsen's Links
I'm honored and delighted that my poem "Star Dust" was selected for the Philadelphia Inquirer Poetry Contest in April 2012.
The night domes a Bach Fugue One of us
lifts her iPhone like the Statue of Liberty She
has… Read full post »
Part 2: Bailing Water For His Life!
To recap Part 1: Thirty years ago this week, I was 25 years old, going about my daily round. I didn’t know that on an 86-foot sailboat in a storm off the coast of Cape May NJ, my younger brother/… Read full post »
Part 1: Red Sky at Morning, Sailor Take Warning
Seafarers tell many stories about sunken ships, some perhaps haunted by ghosts of their crew. I imagine she is one of those lost boats, under the ocean, about 200 miles southeast of Cape May New Jerse/… Read full post »
ACT 3: HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACEIn Acts 1 and 2, my son "G." complains of a “funny feeling” in his chest. After months of inconclusive doctor’s appointments, I take him to the Emergency Room while the “funny feeling” is in pro/… Read full post »
A REAL LIFE MEDICAL DRAMA IN 3 ACTS
ACT 2: THE ER
To recap Act 1 of this real-life medical drama: Sitting in the passenger seat of the ambulance to Children’s Hospital, I recall the series of events that led to my teenage son’s experience in the Emergency/… Read full post »
A REAL LIFE MEDICAL DRAMA IN 3 ACTS
ACT 1: THE AMBULANCE
The scene opens with the screech of a siren. A camera shot of the dashboard radio, playing the surreal “Jingle Bell Rock.” The camera focuses on my face as I clutch my knapsack to my chest in/… Read full post »
A School Closes Forever,
A Victim of Economy and Demographics
We have gathered again for Banner Day – not just any Banner Day. The last Banner Day. I stand in the crowd in front of the school, with so many beloved friends I met here as my/… Read full post »
His spare leg slung over his shoulder, Denny saunters into the gym. He flashes his 100-watt smile at my husband Bart and me, as we chat idly beside an exercise bike -- just a couple of 50-somethings hoping to work off the effects of desk jobs, stress, and our love for/… Read full post »
(The painting above, "La Belle Angele" was painted by Gauguin as a thank-you to a Pont-Aven innkeeper and his wife who extended him credit at their cafe. The couple didn't like it -- they thought the portrait didn't look like Angele, and/… Read full post »
Second installment in a series of photo essays about our visit to Pont-Aven, a small village in Brittany, France.
Tuesday morning is Market Day in Pont-Aven. As usual, the day starts out clear and sunny, but soon the drizzle begins. My sister-in-law and broth/… Read full post »
Les lavandieres de Pont-Aven, by Paul Gauguin
(First installment in a series of photo essays about our visit to Pont-Aven, a small village in Brittany, France.)
My brother-in-law Ken emailed us that one of his colleagues at the university o… Read full post »
Tonight’s news of the death of Walter Cronkite reminds me of one of my favorite stories about my dad, who was close to the same age as Cronkite and who passed away at the age of 91 last December.
My father was an educated man, an admiralty lawyer… Read full post »
When I drive down Germantown Ave in Philadelphia to pick up the carpool at my son’s Quaker School, I pass through busy urban stop-and-go traffic, through the upscale Chestnut Hill section and the artsy multi-culti Mt. Airy into Germantown.
In Germantown,… Read full post »
As some of you know from my past posts on the subject, for the past few months, I’ve been teaching the Middle School class at Quaker Sunday School. (We call it First Day School, since traditionally Quakers don’t use the Roman names of the days of t/… Read full post »
Affirmative Action Bake Sale
If you missed the LIVE discussion, please go to RonP01's blog to read it.
CATCH UP AND CATCH ON!
Up next in the Open Dialogue On Race:
Part IX: Online Panel/Round-table Discussion
Wed. June 24, 9PM to 10PM Eastern
ON RONP01'S BLOG!!!
In April of 1939, a grief-stricken Norwegian immigrant, demonstrating a family tendency toward sudden bursts of extravagance, plunked down the princely sum of $250 to buy a cemetery plot for his wife Laura, who had just passed away unexpectedly, leaving him and his two young sons… Read full post »
(A Somewhat-Related Digression From the Open Dialogue on Race)
The Open Dialogue on Race continues with a new post on Joy-Ann Reid's blog at:
Open Dialogue on Race Part V
HAS BEEN POSTED!!!!
on RonP01's blog
The hypothesis will be "Classism has/will replace Racism as the dominant social issue in America."
Catch up on the OPEN DIALOGUE ON RACE:
An Open Dialogue on Race II
Note: This post is a response to a recent post by RonP01, who suggested we open a dialogue on Open Salon on the subject of race. You can view RonP01's post here:
Just about this time last year we took a beautiful walk with some friends in Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania. We discovered that many Pennsylvanians don't even know about this amazing natural asset, just a few hours from Philadelphia.
Ricketts Glen is h… Read full post »
If I’d only known then what I know now – would I have been so idealistic?
I’d thought I was educated. But until that moment, I had no idea that torture still took place in the world.
It was in the early 1980s. I was watching a segment on/… Read full post »
You Never Know What Your Dog Might Find in Your Own Yard
What Blows Around Comes Around: A Mystery
Just when I thought nothing else could go wrong, I woke up on Monday morning, took one look at my normally happy-all-the-time little… Read full post »
Last week I attended “Cezanne and Beyond” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I have been thinking about it ever since. It is only now that I’m beginning to see the deeper message of this exhibition – That in opening our eyes to see/… Read full post »