The Northeast Corner with Katie Dahl

Many Americans don’t know that Eleanor Roosevelt, during several of the years she spent in the White House, maintained a passionate romantic relationship with Lorena “Hick” Hickok, a Wisconsin buttermaker’s daughter and one of the most prominent women journalists of her day. Katie Dahl, who is currently writing a musical about Eleanor and Hick, will […]

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Work, Worry, and Wisdom

Are anxiety and creativity inextricably bound to one another? Are those of us who tend toward creativity also more likely to tend toward worry? What role does work play in our search for peace and productivity (and what constitutes “work” anyway?). We’ll explore the braided themes of work, creativity, and anxiety—the places they intersect and […]

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Truth and Lies: Reflections on Honesty

Honesty is the foundation of all human connection. But there are times when (particularly living in a small community) many of us temper our honesty in the service of tact for others or the protection of our own boundaries. How important is honesty in the stories we tell to one another, here in a small […]

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