Keyword: Andrea Doray
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I wanted to be surprised, and I was. You may have read before about my Romanian grandparents, who left a troubled Europe in search of a better life. They settled in Chicago, where my mother was born in 1918. My father’s parents had been here … more
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has an opening for a Planetary Protection Officer. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may carry Earth organisms and organic … more
When I sat down to write about Charlottesville last week, I found that I had no words, which doesn’t happen very often for me. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say, though, that I had too words, too many jumbled phrases, too many tumbled emotions. … more
How's your level of trust these days? I ask because "trust" is my word for 2017. Perhaps you know that in lieu of making New Year's resolutions, I choose a word as a focus for the coming year. At … more
If you play poker long enough, sooner or later you will have to show your hand. That’s what I learned recently when I went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. No, I didn’t play in the WSOP, but my friend John had earned a seat through … more
Eva Levine's birthday - July 6 - always follows hard on our own American Independence Day. I commemorate Eva's birthday, as I do every year, by reflecting on the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews … more
Zucchini ... it was a piece of zucchini, about the size of your thumbnail, in a delicious bite of pasta with spicy shrimp. Once it lodged in my throat, I jumped up from the table and staggered to the … more
I've written about poetry before, because, as both a journalist and a poet, the lyrical, mystical, profound, angry, loving and authentic world of words compressed into lines and stanzas is … more
About 15 years into my career, a young woman from another department in the organization where we both worked asked me to lunch. To my complete - and ignorant - surprise, she asked me to be her … more
April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
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