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By Kristine Bruneau | Published clips and blog posts that I've written. This magazine helps me to keep track of what I've written and the places my stories have appeared.

The last sip of summer

The last sip of summer is a lovely phrase.<p>To me, it embraces the beautiful reluctance of letting go the final carefree days of summer.<p>A time of …

Transition

Transition 13<p>For every new beginning, there must be an end; for each gain, a loss. But what happens in between? Transition.<p>In writing, a good …

5 things to know about 'Listen to Your Mother'

<i>Listen To Your Mother</i> is a one-night-only live staged-reading event on May 8 that gives local writers a forum to share their motherhood stories in …

Parenting

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NOW is the time

The hands of the clock on the wall outside of the yoga studio I visit point to the word: <b>NOW</b>.<p>Like a mantra, NOW replaces every number on the clock …

Searching for Wonder Woman

Where is Wonder Woman? Where is that beautiful, intelligent and powerful kinky boot-wearing Amazon who kindles–and then crushes men’s …

Woman to Watch: Sharon Taylor

Building strong relationships to improve member and community health is a natural fit for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Sharon Taylor.<p>Taylor, …

Rochester City Ballet searches for artistic director

Rochester City Ballet has big shoes to fill when longtime artistic director Jamey Leverett steps down from the 28-year-old institution on Nov. …

Woman CIO at Kodak makes elite Top 100 STEM list

Only one-quarter of the top 100 CIO/CTO STEM leaders in a list published by STEMConnector are women — and Kodak’s CIO, Kim VanGelder, is on …

Woman to Watch: Kelly Smith

As Geva Theatre Center’s new director of development, Kelly Smith embraces her role with “patience, determination, good humor and a plan of …

Bachelor's Degree

Woman to Watch: Sasha Okolo

As the new human resources manager for Buckingham Properties, Sasha Okolo, strives to be an advocate for and a resource to employees.<p>While HR is …

Woman to Watch: Shira May

With grace and gratitude, Shira May, Ph.D. balances motherhood, a new business venture and work as a freelance communication coach and adjunct …

LGBTQ

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Woman to Watch: Shirley A. Banks

If you have ever experienced someone using your debit card to make purchases without your consent or had private information stolen, it can be a …

Banking

Woman to Watch: Tiana Stephens

On paper, Tiana Stephens's job title is communications producer and associate communications assistant for the City of Rochester.<p>Chief storyteller, …

Woman to Watch: Tricia Cruz-Irving

Tricia Cruz-Irving is unwavering in her commitment to helping businesses prosper, advancing the aspirations of Latinos and encouraging positive …

Multiculturalism

Woman to Watch: Kristin Rogers Lennarz

Kristin Lennarz loves to stand at the intersection of digital innovation and humanity, especially when it involves helping children.<p>Lennarz, director …

Learn to brew coffee that needs no coverups

What on earth could I learn about making a cup of joe? I had my beautiful French press, so I was doing it right. Right? Wrong.<p>One YouTube viewing of …

Children's Author Jim Westcott writes for reluctant readers.

Woman to Watch: Katie Riley

Katie Riley is lucky to have worked for two world-class cultural institutions in the same city.<p>Riley previously served as director of institutional …

Woman to Watch: Mimi Lee

Mimi Lee works year-round promoting the importance of preserving Asian/Pacific American history and advancing its rich culture. She also encourages …

Geeky prom night planned at RMSC

Was your prom more geeky than it was enchanting? Were you so awkward you couldn't dance?<p>Take a date or gather a group, dress in geeky clothes and …

Motherhood's one night stand in Rochester

Rochester gets to hear from thirteen local women (and a man) in the city’s first-ever “Listen to Your Mother” one night stand!<p>I’m in this awesome …

Lessons from women dumped by women

If you’ve ever been dumped, ditched or unfriended by a woman friend, or girlfriend, then you know how devastating that loss feels. Friendships give …

Pep Talk

I need a pep talk.<p>Speaking in front of a large group of people isn’t something I do often. In fact, it’s downright scary. I’ve written about it …

Hope and redemption for Mad Men

<b>If I were to send a letter to Matthew Weiner – the creator of</b> <b>Mad Men</b> <b>– it would go something like this:</b><p>Dear Matthew Weiner,<p>Thank you for creating one …

Shopping for Coke with my thirteen-year-old

My thirteen-year-old son James is way too big to ride in a shopping cart like he used to when he was three. Plus, shopping with mom is “boring.” He …

Woman to Watch: Andrea Richardson

Andrea Richardson, operations officer for global civic organization Avaaz, is one of a growing number of women around the world who work remotely.<p>She …