Elena Bowes

New York-London design & culture writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

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March 1st, 2021 | Ponderings

Reflections by me

In addition to interviewing authors I love, I also am working on a collection of personal essays. Here’s the first one. I hope you enjoy it. Introduction: I will be…

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October 5th, 2020 | Ponderings

No Longer Next of Kin

When I dropped Kate off at Georgetown ten years ago, I was prepared. My first chick to fly the coop was not going to send me in a downward spiral.…

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April 2nd, 2020 | Ponderings

Love in the Time of Corona

I hate ethical dilemmas.  On the one hand, I have zero symptoms, I feel totally fine. On the other hand, Stretch has tested positive for Covid 19. On the one…

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February 16th, 2020 | Ponderings

60 is the new 40

I went to two 60th birthdays in England last week. Both quite off-piste and telling as far as birthdays go. One was organised by a woman, several months in advance,…

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February 4th, 2020 | Ponderings

Confessions of …

Let’s just say, this article did not surprise me. Not at all. You are welcome Amazon. Without my support, your  sales would have been flat as a pancake. I may be…

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