Jill Barville

Jill Barville is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections.

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That’s Life: Sadness more bearable when you dress it up

The first time Ian asked for a suit, he was about 7 and I was so shocked he wanted to wear anything besides sneakers and shorts, I bought pinstriped pants with a matching shirt, tie and vest in the...

That’s Life: Inner skeptic sometimes turns a blind eye

Before this month I’d have asserted that I’m not gullible, susceptible to spoofing or easily manipulated. I understand and speak sarcasm fluently and have prided myself on seeing through attempts t...

That’s Life:

As my family can attest, certain sounds send me over the edge. They spark a revulsion so deep it must be genetic. At least two of my children share my aversion, though in varying degrees.

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