Thursday, July 7, 2011


If you get the New York Times Sunday paper, maybe you, like me, are a big fan of the NYT Magazine. I always open it from the back, to read the column on the last page, "Lives." I just love these snippets from the lives of people all over the world. And more times than not, I end up thinking, I could write something like that. So I send them an essay, and I never hear back. Guess I've done this a dozen times or more, but I haven't yet found the magic formula for the "Lives" column.

This past Sunday's column really struck a chord with me. It reminded me of some of my blog posts and essays about my mom, from the days of assisted living to the nursing home where she now resides. Maybe I'll send them something again after reading this one:

"The Memory Problem: Which will last longer, the old man or his old computer?"


1 comment:

Emma Connolly said...

Yes, I, for one, believe your essays are certainly of the calibre of those in LIVES. What strikes me first is that Ms Silcoff is an established writer and they do get the breaks that the rest of us peons do not. I've found that every time I submit something that doesn't get chosen, or gets rejected without any communication, it only spurs me on to do more and better, continuously. It feeds my tenacity. Keep sending those essays Susan - You are amazing.