Ellen Cosgrove
MeetEllen Cosgrove
Lover of learning, nerdy ideas, dry wit, cooking and eating delicious food and generally going back to what brought her joy at the age of 8. She lives in NY and is a consultant and runs a project called Dinner & Dialogue (dinneranddialogue.org)

From the mind of Ellen

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Life, Death, and the Return of Empathy

With life and loss all around us, we have an opportunity to live more courageously and empathetically. Let’s acknowledge ourselves and each other.

Ellen Cosgrove
September 15, 2021
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The Awkwardness of Socializing in 2021: What Do We Even Talk About?

As we begin socializing again, we’re out of practice and things may feel a little awkward. Maybe we should skip the small talk and get to the point.

Ellen Cosgrove
August 3, 2021
Lifestyle
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Our American {Family Tree}

The American story adds to itself with every generation. How do we best honor the cultures of our ancestors while also making our children proud?

Ellen Cosgrove
July 5, 2021
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The Limitless Freedom of Short-Term Accommodations

Want to get away? It’s both easier and harder than you think to find that sense of freedom that comes from parting with the things you own.

Ellen Cosgrove
April 15, 2021
Lifestyle
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Accepting the {Light at the End of the Tunnel}

Many of us have felt partly or entirely hopeless in the past year. But Ellen has learned the hard way that hope is not a luxury good. Claim yours where you can.

Ellen Cosgrove
March 16, 2021
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Believe in the {Yard Sale}: The Great Grill Incident of Brooklyn Ave.

When you dangle a FREE sign on your old housewares—even the burned-out grill—you never know who’s going to adopt them for a second life.

Ellen Cosgrove
September 24, 2020
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