Under
currents

Undercurrents

As a journalist, I was always drawn to the backstory, the story that flowed beneath the headlines. Maybe it is my affinity for water that makes me want to dive deep. I was born with the name Riviere. which means river in French. When I married Ed Seel, I took him and his name as a part of myself. Seel means soul in German. I am, indeed, a river soul.  

Life After The Pandemic

Life After The Pandemic

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” —Anatole France Ever since my second Covid-19 booster vaccine I’ve been navigating a post-pandemic...

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Vanishing Act

Vanishing Act

“Do not resent growing old, many are denied the privilege.” – Irish Proverb After my first yoga class in two years without a daily practice, I tell the instructor how much I enjoyed her class. This young woman’s gentle, affirming style was perfect to help me return to...

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Hannah Clare

Hannah Clare

Delicate. That was the diagnosis the veterinarian pronounced when we took our new kitten, Hannah Clare, in for her first check-up in May, 2015. Ed and I had not even officially adopted Hannah and her brother, Tucker Matthias, but were “fostering with intent to adopt.”...

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The Right to Choose /The Right to Life

The Right to Choose /The Right to Life

“The threat is real and imminent” – July 3, 1989, Pat Riviere, lobbyist for the Maryland Chapter of the National Organization for Women. That was the sound bite that the television journalists took from my statement at a press conference responding to the US Supreme...

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Democracy and a Free Press

Democracy and a Free Press

“…an informed and critical public opinion which alone can here protect the values of democratic government.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart (New York Times Co. v. United States, 1971) In 1963 the Weekly Reader that arrived in my 8th grade classroom was...

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Our Hurting World

Our Hurting World

“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.”—William Sloane Coffin Recently a friend asked me if I believed in aliens. I was ready to brush off an answer, roll my eyes and mouth off something I hoped would be witty. My...

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