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JFB op/ed in New York Times from 8/26/13

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Risk Pool By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN Published: August 26, 2013 BELGRADE LAKES, Me. — THIRTY-SEVEN years ago this week my friend Pearce Bunting was at the wheel of my Volkswagen and I was in the passenger seat when he drove the car off a road in suburban Philadelphia. It bounced off a fire [...]

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JFB op/ed for Mother’s Day in New York Times.

A column for Mother’s Day from me on the op/ed page of the Sunday New York Times: What Makes a Mother?  Suffering! by  Jennifer Finney Boylan One day, toward the end of my transition from father to mother, I came home to find my 6-year-old son looking thoughtful. “Are you all right?” I asked. “Yes,” [...]

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“A Freshman All Over Again” — JFB column in New York Times, August 23, 2012

This op/ed appeared Thursday, August 23rd.  I was substituting for Nicholas Kristof. A Freshman All Over Again by Jennifer Finney Boylan Thirty-six years ago, my mother and father pulled up in front of a dormitory at Wesleyan University in a cream-colored Oldsmobile Omega. “At last!” my mother declared. “College!” From the back seat, I glowered [...]

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JFB Column in NYT: “Weather Vain.”

This column appeared on the op/ed page of the New York Times on Sunday, August 12, 2012.  I was substituting for Thomas Freidman. OP-ED COLUMNIST Weather Vain By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN Published: August 11, 2012 49 Comments Belgrade Lakes, Me. Jennifer Finney Boylan Previous Columns All My Old Haunts (August 18, 2011) We Want Cake, Too (August [...]

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JFB in NYT: We Want Cake, Too.

This piece appeared on the op/ed page of the New York Times on Friday, August 12, 2011.  It was the second of a series of Friday columns I wrote while substituting for David Brooks, a substitution which is itself an interesting thought: me, for him, and which I imagine gave conservatives nationwide a chance to [...]

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JFB in NYT: This Astronomical Recession

This op/ed column appeared on August 5, 2011.  It was the first of a month of “guest columns” for the New York Times.  I was substituting for David Brooks for August, a substitution which itself is not without its own pleasures.–JFB OP-ED COLUMNIST This Astronomical Recession By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN Published: August 4, 2011 Belgrade [...]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

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  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

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  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee

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    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth

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    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."