Check out my
Blog, HOT FLASHES:
Middle-Aged Motherhood and Life with Arlene Lassin
Click here to read
the story, "Joshua." Stubborn 11 yr. old Non-Reader Vs. Even MORE
Stubborn Teacher. True Teacher Appreciation Story.
here to read the story, "A Miraculous Wedding Dance."
I wrote this after Gary and I attended the wedding of Sheryl and Joe
Sheryl was Gary's bone marrow recipient.
My other essay pieces are available upon request. Click here to send me an
email request for other essay pieces.
I am a freelance
professional journalist currently writing for:
The Houston Chronicle -
the main Houston newspaper and the 7th largest daily newspaper in the
Country. Hundreds and hundreds of features have been published on this
site, and all are accessible.
To access stories, go to search and type in Arlene Nisson Lassin (These
will be her most current and most requested features). For older
pieces, go to archives to search and type in Arlene Nisson Lassin.
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Arlene Nisson Lassin earned a master's degree in Educational Psychology
and worked in diverse positions through the years including promotions
for the Philadelphia Phillies, as an investigator for a federal agency,
and in industrial psychology.
An offer from a small
newspaper to write features launched a writing career that has resulted
in Arlene's being published nationally, regionally, and locally.
Continuing through the years
as a free lance journalist, she was contracted by the 7th largest daily
newspaper in the U.S., the Houston Chronicle, to write people features
and other items of interest to the community, as well as religion
She is also currently
affiliated with a Houston based magazine, The Buzz Magazines.
Most recently, the Chronicle
began publishing her blog, which includes a series of columns on her
humorous musings on life, as well as topical essays, and think pieces.
Arlene has a novel in
progress, and two other outlined ideas for novels. They will all be
written in the Chick Lit genre, and will feature her patented brand of
She is the wife of Gary
Lassin and the mother of Brett Riesenfeld, a lawyer, and Elissa
Riesenfeld, a graduate student in psychology. Arlene also boasts
three wonderful stepchildren, Chad, an artist, Adam, a veterinarian,
and Perry, a professional digital photography tech, photographer and