Claire Harris

“Self-Partnered” Is a Great Definition of Singledom

As a fellow single woman, Emma Watson proudly labeling herself “self-partnered” should be viewed as a watershed moment.   Former Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who has had to endure questions about her relationship status since she was a teenager, recently made a statement that provided days of fodder for the Read the full article
Claire Harris

Claire Harris is a writer in exile who has spent the last decade traveling and working around the world. This is not nearly as glamorous as it sounds and usually involves scraping by on a diet of muesli and cheap wine. Occasionally together.

Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Retirement

In the final installment of his “Dear Grandson” column, Stan Gerding talks about graduating from college, retiring from the Navy, the several jobs he held after that, and officially retiring. 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXVII: You Are Beautiful and You Are Loved

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, reminding you that you are beautiful and you are loved.

Dear Grandson: Coffee with Admiral Zumwalt and Going Back to School

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his role at Bethesda Naval Hospital, having coffee with Admiral Zumwalt, and going back to school at age 41.