Jeannine Ouellette Howitz

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  • 16 years ago | Essays

    Yeah, yeah, I know I told you last month that I was leaving, and I am leaving, but remember, I said August was my last issue. So I'm going to go ahead and tell you one more story, or I won't be worth my salt. When I was nine years...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    When I was a little girl growing up in Duluth in the Seventies, my mom used to watch The Carol Burnett Show on prime-time TV every week. I just adored Carol Burnett, and so did my older sister, who named her baby doll Carol, and managed to con me ...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    But I did recognize the basic equation that Florida is a long way from Minnesota, and no matter how little I had seen my dad up till then, I would see him less in the years to come.

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    Here we are with our annual baby and maternity issue--seventy-six pages filled with the celebration of new life--yet in our office, as we piece these hopeful pages together, the recent tragedy in Littleton, Colorado overshadows our work and domina...

  • 17 years ago | Essays

    Remember Joyce Maynard? Right now she's most notorious for her recent memoir in which she details her long-ago brief love affair with the eminently private J.D. Salinger. She's also published a few novels, some children's books, and numerous magaz...

  • 17 years ago | Essays

    Lately I miss my Nana and Lala. The missing stabs me by surprise: I'm considering some little detail when I hear Nana cashing in her two cents on the matter, and I forget for a fraction of a second that she's dead. Nana, my dad's mom and the only ...

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