Published Works

Mindy is also a freelance writer for The Boston Globe. Here are some of her most popular articles and essays through the years.

Saying Goodbye to Your Childhood Home

Two years ago, on the day my aging parents moved from their three-story home of 45 years, they expressed little sentiment. My father proclaimed that “some moves are prompted by desire, while ‘necessity’ drives others.” This move’s necessity emerged when my mother’s scoliosis made navigating stairs problematic in that spacious Lexington home where I grew […]

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Art therapy: A way to tell their stories

Some cope with mental, emotional, intellectual, or physical limitations. Others live with addictions, or are homeless. Still others deal with developmental disabilities. And every single one of them pursues a passion for art. Now, the work of more than 25 expressive artists, who produced their art in conjunction with social service organizations, beautifies the walls […]

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They’re game for playing

Competitive sports give 50- and 60-something participants a boost — along with aches, pains Neither stitches, a dislocated finger, nor chronic back problems has stopped Bob Fierman, 61, from playing organized basketball twice a week for years in the over-50 league at the Newton Jewish Community Center. Jim Kaloyanides, also 61, has suffered a torn […]

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Not Too Late For Love

Finding the right companion is always challenging, but these seniors met their match. Sylvia Glickman sits on a pale yellow couch in her Newton apartment next to her husband of nine years, their hands intertwined, her silver hair framing her face. She smiles wide and glows like a new bride when speaking of finding true […]

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Merry happy

Despite our different beliefs, my husband and our two daughters from previous marriages have discovered a way to navigate Christmas and Hanukkah. The night before the Jewish New Year this September, I reminded my husband that I needed to wake up earlier than usual the next morning. “Why? What’s up?” he innocently replied. I looked […]

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