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Every Three Seconds

August 16, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

Every three seconds during the five night I’ve spent in North Truro, the Highland Light strokes its beams across my bed. In Virginia Woolf’s magnificent, To The Lighthouse, a lighthouse on the coast of Cornwall strokes the family’s beds. When, after a series of deaths, they no longer come and the house begins to deteriorate, the lighthouse still strokes their empty beds.

As Woolf’s novel has become for me the measure of what a great novel should be, empathetic, courageous, unexpected, the Truro lighthouse’s beams have become the symbol of fidelity in women’s friendships.

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August 14, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

It’s certainly a mistake to read a newspaper while at the beach; sea breezes whirl the pages away, creating a nuisance, and—even worse—my mind is whirled away from the beautiful long empty stretches of sand and water here at Truro’s Ballston Beach. A fifty dollar parking sticker is required to park at this beach for one week, but the money goes to the town of Truro, and the privilege of being on a nearly empty North Atlantic beach is worth the price.

But, being a newspaper hound from way back and still not firmly committed to the digital version, I couldn’t resist picking up last Sunday’s New York Times’ Book Review, one of the few review sections left, to see what my fellow writers are doing.

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Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency ; Intergenerational Poverty

August 12, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the latest developments in the presidential race and how to keep young people from falling into the cycle of poverty.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Exec. Director IWF Sabrina Schaeffer, Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, Associate Professor George Washington Lara Brown

Click read more to see what they had to say!

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Small Is…

August 11, 2016

by Sallie Bingham

I’ve lived in houses scaled from enormous to large (in that order) all my life, with the inevitable burdens and complexities that come with taking care of large spaces and many rooms—and the discomfort I feel with such obvious signposts of privilege. Not too many of us can choose whether to live large or small; I can.

I exercised that choice by renting Cottage Number 2 from a website last September when I was feeling my periodic need to escape, particularly to escape to the ocean off the coast of New England.

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Mule Day in Santa Fe

August 09, 2016

by Sallie Bingham

I grew up in Kentucky with a pair of mules, used to pull a grass cutter. I didn’t have a personal relationship with them; mostly, their big heads loomed over me as they looked at me from their stalls in the old rickety barn. But for some reason, I’ve always been fascinated by them, perhaps because Kentucky and Tennessee were said to breed the best mules in the country because they were part thoroughbred.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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