Saturday, May 17, 2014

The legacy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

On the 20th anniversary of her death, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is remembered for more than being a wife and First Lady. Her legacy extends to her role as a book editor and preservation activist, someone who embraced her third act when she was a widow again in middle age with her children grown. Here are some thoughts that I shared on Inside Edition.

Why I'm Running the Boston Marathon

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Stack of Books

Just thought I would share a photo of the backstairs leading to my kitchen. They are painted to look like the covers of my two books -- Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born; and Jackie After O -- and the middle three that my husband Anthony Flint wrote. If you look closely, you'll see that there's room for one more. Taking bets as to which one of us will claim it. Regardless, we're grateful to Boston artist Jane O'Hara for doing an amazing trompe l'oeil stack that makes our home even more special to us.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

10 reasons why I am running the Boston Marathon

       1. Because I have two legs.
       2. Because I am alive.
       3. Because I don’t take #1 or #2 or so many other lesser things for granted.
       4. Because it’s for the GREATEST possible cause.
       5. Because Boston is my home.
       6. Because I’ve been a spectator for long enough.
       7. Because if not now, when?
       8. Because I’d like to experience a marathon as more than just a metaphor.
     9. Because I don’t want my sons’ most poignant marathon memory to involve a lock-down.
       10.  Because I need the exercise.

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