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Jessica Lipnack
Vermont USA
Interests: Writing, knitting, speaking, Margaret Fuller, networks, virtual teams
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I have six things in common with Hillary. Both our husbands studied at Oxford where each lived at 46 Leckford Road, a house mine originally rented (and moved out of when hers moved in). We’re both 69 (I’m a few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Endless Knots
I'm delighted to announce that an excerpt ("Some Peculiar Errand") from my novel, The Quintessence, about the return of the 19th-century phenom Margaret Fuller (Bucky's aunt), has been named as a finalist in the Solstice Literary Magazine Fiction Prize, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Endless Knots
Each time you open your mouth, you lose another supporter -- or maybe a thousand. It's hard to fathom that any decent people still are in your camp, any willing to excuse your latest unfiltered primitivism. But apparently there are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Endless Knots
On this day in 1810 and not far from where these photos were taken, Sarah Margaret Fuller was born. In forty short years, the journalist-philosopher-linguist-futurist-feminist accomplished more writing by hand and traveling by carriage, train, and ship than a dozen... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Endless Knots
I love those shoes and wear them a lot. Two days ago, the soles of my very favorite all-timers, showing signs of pending disintegration for some time, finally fell apart, chunks coming out at a time. Dankso's this time. Keep trying. I had good luck with Sanita Customer Service.
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...drowned off the coast of Fire Island, NY, in a shipwreck that also took the lives of her husband, Giovanni Ossoli, and their little son, Nino. Five years (and one day) ago, a group of us Fullerenes commemorating Margaret's Bicentennial... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Endless Knots
Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself. --Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, 1845 On this day in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the singular genius and most prolific writer among the Transcendentalists was born. The first child... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Endless Knots
In 1997, I made a lightning work trip to Nepal (and three other nearby countries in 14 days) for UN Development Programme. I enjoyed my time in Thailand, Laos, and Pakistan, but it was Nepal that settled deep into my... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Endless Knots
Every so often in the past gazillion years, a student comes along, one who's doing undergraduate or master's or doctorate work around virtual/remote/distributed/global organizations. Some ask for interviews; others want an answer to a specific question. I always say yes--and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Endless Knots
Ian Lamont’s “In 30 Minutes” series demystifies and simplifies topics that leave non-techies scratching their heads for insight, if not plain old comprehension. Over the past couple of years, he’s published short guides to Dropbox, LinkedIn, Google Drive, Twitter, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Endless Knots
"Romertopf Chicken (cooked in a clay pot)", a 2008 post, prompted an unexpected comment from an unknown reader last week, leading to her requesting more recipes. In anticipation of a crowd this weekend, I made the very unvegetarian family favorite,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Endless Knots
On the road with a skip, wombat, and koala Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Endless Knots
Conglomerate Creek, Vic., Australia, January 3, 2015—By some measure, it's my mother's 104th birthday but in my now it's only January 2 in Brooklyn where she was born, a universe away in terms of terrain and technology, me sitting here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Endless Knots
Treetop Campsite, Ripples Creek, Vic, Australia (GMT+14, 22 December 2014)—A couple of hours north of Melbourne, certainly not more, sits this Boy Scout camp, where some 1100 pitched their tents just a few weeks back. It’s a campsite in transition,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Endless Knots
Robin Schoenthaler is a radiation oncologist at a hospital outside Boston. We met in the way friends often do nowadays, online, through a women's writers group. She's a wise woman and a very good writer. This piece, "O Night Divine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Endless Knots
Next Monday, November 24, the three young men murdered by the KKK in Mississippi on June 21, 1964, will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Obama at The White House. Members of the families of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Endless Knots
Nearly eight years ago, Daughter #1, Miranda Stamps, and her husband, Jay Albany, set off on a six-month trip to Asia. Although they were both gainfully employed in NY where they'd gone to college and met (she, Barnard, he, Columbia),... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Endless Knots
Seven years after Katrina, I traveled to New Orleans with a group of volunteers to put hammer to nail at a house on the aptly named Flood Street. Astonishingly, I never posted here about that trip but the death of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Endless Knots
I'm ready, Sam, for good news at any time!
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Here, from seven years ago, a repost with the letter she left for her funeral. And a just-discovered Pottstown Mercury news item from Oct 30, 1945, announcing that this 34-year-old Brooklyn transplant, who'd been in Pottstown less than a year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Endless Knots
A rainy day in Montreal on our way elsewhere, a perusal of great things to do in this lovely ville, and we notice The Montreal World Film Festival, go through the guide, picking out films that fit our timetable, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Endless Knots
From Miles from Brooklyn (see below) Accepting the baton toss from Avra Wing’s thoughtful post on the continuing writer’s blog tour to whom I bow in thanks for her lovely work (After Isaac, for example) and for this invitation. What... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Endless Knots
The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but... This one is original -- charting the migration of well-known people from their births to their deaths, principally in the general Europe-to-North-America neighborhoods.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Endless Knots
Yesterday marked three years since Jeff died, which we spent together, indulging in massages, and eating his favorite meal. "You're here because it's Dadpa's birthday," either Lake or Finn said when I arrived. "It's not his birthday," the other said.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Endless Knots
Vegetarians, avert eyes and try this post. Or this one. Or even this. But if you're a flexitarian, then I bet you like fried chicken as much as me. Love it. And so when I stumbled into Boston's Back Bay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Endless Knots