American Spirit: Today’s Daughters

amspcoverI have written for American Spirit, the magazine for the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the past 10 years. I contribute feature ideas and stories, but one of the mainstays has been the Today’s Daughters section, where I profile a current member of the organization who has a compelling career or hobby, or some other interesting story to tell. In all, I have contributed more than 60 profiles, including of a U.S. ambassador, a Peace Corps volunteer, military veterans, women’s rights pioneers, professors, politicians, lobbyists, Olympic athletes, and more. Each subject is as compelling as the one before

In the May/June 2015 issue, I interviewed two young DAR members with a penchant for travel — one is challenging herself to visit all 50 states by the time she turns 30; the other aims to make a difference in countries around the world. (Oh, to be young again!)

This November marks the 10th anniversary of the Today’s Daughters section. Here’s a link to the very first profile, from way back in 2005, about a lawyer turned genealogy sleuth. When you’re done reading that one, you’re welcome to read every other profile I wrote. They’re all archived at

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