The Last First Day: Back to School

This is the year when “back to school” became back to responsibility. This is how it works: back to responsibility means back to worrying, back to worrying means an avalanche of anxiety about future job prospects, future apartment searches, future relationships. This is the state of things. This is what it means to be twenty-one and not blissfully ignorant of the fact that this is my last first day of school, my last chance to run back to mom and dad and say, “Wait! Help!

Top 5 Apps: Just For Fun

Smartphones are giving us more and more opportunities to be productive wherever we go. You can check email, schedule appointments, and make 'to-do lists' in the palm of your hand. We don't need to be productive all the time though, do we? Smartphones give us an opportunity to have fun too! Here are some great apps to have fun with:

Gil Harrington: An Unflinching Gaze

As part of the University of Virginia community where Morgan Harrington lost her life in 2009, we took note long ago that her mother, Gil Harrington, is an exceptional woman. Her unflinching willingness to deal openly with the tragedy of her daughter's murder has sometimes disarmed observers. After meeting her, though, it becomes clear that her clarity is accompanied by a worldview both deep and farseeing. In a recent wide ranging talk at her home, she spoke about how she cultivates this authenticity in the face of the worst that can befall a parent.

Slowing Down After School

Three months after racing through the final hurdles of grad school, applying for and securing jobs, moving in with my then-boyfriend, and starting a so-called "exciting" adult life, time all of a sudden slackened to a halt. I was staring across the kitchen table from someone whom I had loved. Someone whom I had fallen out of love with, whom I tried so hard to fall back in love with, and whom I was now looking at with an unblinking, slightly unfocused stare.

Life is What You Meet: An Interview with Cheryl Mills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Virginia Moran

Ginger Moran Book Reading at Jefferson-Madison Library Tonight!

Ginger Moran - Iris Magazine Editor and Associate Director of the UVa Women's Center will be doing a book reading tonight! Ginger will be reading passages from her book "The Algebra of Snow: A Bedtime Story for My Mother" at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library tonight at 7:00pm. No reservation necessary! Ginger will also be available for a question & answer session after the reading where she will be sharing information on being a published author and other writing advice.

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