Lorrie Goldin

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Lorrie Goldin

Lorrie is a psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area (<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.lorriegoldin.com">www.lorriegoldin.com</a>). She is married and the mother of two daughters who have recently flown the nest. Now that she spends less time nagging,&nbsp;Lorrie looks forward to spending more time writing.

Stories by Lorrie Goldin

Emma, my 22-year-old daughter, has long dreamed of Russia. Its exotic onion domes promise delivery from the dull safety of her suburban upbringing....
My 20-year-old daughter Ally is studying in Spain for the year, meaning she occasionally attends classes in between jetting around the continent....
Why is it that regions of the country with a high proportion of people who rely on the safety net tend to elect politicians who vow to slash it?...
What will become of Occupy Wall Street as it emerges from its winter hibernation? Will nylon tents and sleeping bags once again blossom across the...
Newt Gingrich enjoys calling President Obama “the nation’s best food-stamp president.” Despite an outcry against such race baiting...
Legend has it that when Catherine the Great visited the Crimea in 1787, Russian minister Grigory Potyomkin ordered fake settlements built along her...
In case you haven’t heard, there’s an enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans heading into the midterm elections. As Jon Stewart...
A priest, a minister, and a rabbi go into a bar. Over beers, they discuss when life begins. “At conception,” says the priest. “At...
Right after Californians banned same-sex marriage by passing Proposition 8, NPR aired a segment exploring how people felt about the outcome. One man...
Phone home. ET instinctively knew how to relieve stress. Now research confirms that if you reach out and touch someone, preferably Mom, you’ll...
Long before Michael Pollan changed the way we think about food, we were influenced by our own resident activist. Emma, then age seven, returned one...
My husband was recently diagnosed with melanoma. I lie awake at night in the icy grip of fear, wondering how we’ll break the news to his...
In a moment of insanity, we have promised our daughter travel money for that last heedless summer between high school and college. She had long...
Soon we will be leaving the emerald hills and spring-soft skies of the Bay Area to visit faraway New England colleges, icy sirens that entice my...
When I first thought about having a second child, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to love a new baby as much as my first one. One of my...

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