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Lynne Weiss

After earning my MFA in creative writing, I began a career in writing and publishing. I’ve been an editor and writer for reference book and education publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic Press, and National Geographic Learning. I’ve written professional profiles and articles for MIT and Radcliffe, as well as graphic novelizations of Greek myths.

On this site I offer observations and links to things I’m reading, hearing, and seeing, as well as to what I’m cooking! as I work on a novel set in Cornwall and London in the 1930s. Current tagline: A house with a history. A woman with a future. Two nations on the brink.

I hope you’ll join me here from time to time, Please comment on my posts!

What I’m Reading

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

Jason Mott’s polyphonous novel explores the impact of police murders on even the most success-insulated Black men.

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These Walls Between Us

These Walls Between Us

As a white woman with a long-standing interest in understanding race and racism in the United States, I have read many books that examine the structures of racial inequality in the United States and beyond. Books such as The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee, The Color of...

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The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence

The narrator of this novel, Kemal Basmaci, presents this story of a destructive love affair as though he is giving the reader a tour of a private museum that he has constructed from the detritus of the affair--cigarette butts, maps, movie posters and stills, household...

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What I’m Seeing and Hearing

1776 and All That

1776 and All That

Who owns the founding story of the United States? The revival of 1776: The Musical offers a fresh perspective.

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What I’m Cooking

May 30, 2021: Lentil Soup & Salad

May 30, 2021: Lentil Soup & Salad

It was unseasonably chilly here in eastern Massachusetts over Memorial Day weekend, so last night I made lentil soup by sauteeing an onion on medium in Instant Pot, along with half a red pepper and four julienned carrots in 2 tsps of olive oil. Sauteeing on medium for...

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May 29, 2021: Farro, Greens, and Cauliflower

May 29, 2021: Farro, Greens, and Cauliflower

I recently had dinner with my friend Nancy. Farro and salad. Was it so satisfying because of the food or the conversation? I'm not sure. Honestly I had forgotten about farro--my husband tells me I used to make it, but then I stopped from some reason. Was it because I...

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Sometimes the best meal

is a simple broccoli and cheese frittata (or omelet) and a green salad with a homemade olive oil, sherry vinegar, honey, and garlic dressing.  

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What I’m Thinking

The Playmobil Nativity Problem

The Playmobil Nativity Problem

What is it about us white people that makes us think it’s okay to depict people from the Bible as looking like us, when they obviously did not?

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