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Newark takes on Alzheimer’s

My story for Brick City Live about a pioneering program in Newark: Newark takes on Alzheimer’s  

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Romeo’s Book Sheds Light on Dark Subject of Grief

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars” As many of you know, I lost my beloved husband, Walter Lucas, to complications from surgery in 2004. He was in his forties and deep … Continue reading

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A need for speed: How Newark’s fiber gambit could be game-changing

I am proud to be a part of Brick City Live, an award-winning hyperlocal news site covering the city of Newark. If you know me, you know I have spent much of my career in the state’s largest city, mostly … Continue reading

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Do Scientists Need an Ethics Code?

The turn of the year always brings along juicy lists to browse. As a list-obsessed person, I have recently read: Barnes & Noble’s “The 50 Best Works of Historical Fiction” (the Odyssey-inspired “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier is in there, … Continue reading

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Moving from blue to green

Here, I read my essay, Groves of Green, published in the Australian literary journal, Koru. I tell how an ancient tree, the metasequoia, and a scientist nudged me away from the rim of grief and back to reality.

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Zigging and Zagging in the Information Age

  I suppose I should not bury the lede – there is some news – I have been recognized as one of the “top 25 Brand Builders” of 2017 by Leading Women Entrepreneurs, a New Jersey organization founded by start-up … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley, Where are You?

I knew this day was coming. I had to. As a science journalist, I have covered many of the major milestones in modern molecular biology. And there have been some doozies. Standing in the East Room of the White House, … Continue reading

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How a tree and a scientist nudged me out of the morass

I am honored to be included in the first-ever issue of a new online literary magazine, Koru, based in Australia. A Maori woman, Anjulie To Pohe, is using her people’s creation traditions to represent the endeavor of artists and writers … Continue reading

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  “Memories are chemicals. Tiny tag teams of proteins and neurons. Electrically charged gobs of ectoplasm. Researchers at the University of California have watched memories, mere specks, hatched live in the brain cells of sea slugs…” So begins my essay, … Continue reading

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Novel excerpt published in Copperfield Review

I am beyond excited to say that an excerpt from my novel, “Mad Hatters and Glow Girls,” has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Copperfield Review. The Copperfield Review was founded in 2000 by Executive Editor Meredith … Continue reading

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