Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

If I said to you that this person’s work ensured that 10 years in the future your community would continue to be a safe place to live and work—that crime rates would continue to be low. You would probably say that person’s job was important. If I said to you that this person’s work meant …

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I’ve been thinking about role models lately. The media have been talking and writing about female role models a lot: Hilary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Sarah Palin. And those supposed “role models” have been talking and writing about themselves as well. My life has been filled with great role models, and I have become an educated …

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