Category Archives: writing

I’m about to tell you something shocking. Something that it took me about a month to even believe was actually a genuine thing I was feeling and that I shook off at first as either momentary hysteria, a bad bottle of Chardonnay, or perhaps a weird side effect of aging. Here goes. My computer has […]

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It’s March 2nd and I’m sitting here at my desk typing away, yet don’t really have anything to say and have absolutely no idea what words will next appear on the screen. It’s ironic, because four years ago I was doing the exact same thing. Four years ago today I spontaneously wrote this post without any idea of […]

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You guys, it’s been so long since I’ve written anything other than a recap on the blog that I almost feel the need to reintroduce myself. But I can’t think of anything to say. Seriously, writer’s block has hit me hard the past six—eight?—weeks. And by writer’s block I mean disinterest, distraction, and disillusionment. Throw […]

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A year ago my daughter was about to leave the nest. The soft, feathered, built-painstakingly-by-hand nest I’d created for her since the moment I knew she existed. Fine, her father helped…but still. I knew I needed to tell her all the things before she left, but didn’t feel like I needed to write one of […]

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The Friday Favorites have been hijacked this week by something that might very well trump the next month of them. Or six. Yesterday I found out I am a New York Times best selling author. Um, excuse me? No, no, no. You heard me right. A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR!! Seriously, one minute […]

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  Three years ago today I randomly decided to start this blog. (And when I say “randomly” I mean completely out of the blue; like an hour before I did it had no plan to start a blog or really even knew what a blog was.)   It was, indeed, a spur of the moment […]

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…you never know what you’re gonna get. If my 2014 had a motto, that old, overused —yet always fun to say in your best Forrest Gump voice—adage would be it. Actually, when I think about it, that metaphor would have worked beautifully for 2012 and 2013 as well. Let’s just say that I’ve bitten into a […]

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You guys, I have more good news. It’s been a bit of an embarrassment of riches around here over the past month what with the new book and the new blog design and home, and I now I have even more news that I’ve been dying to share with all of you that I haven’t […]

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  It seems like for the past couple of months I’ve been riding in the front car of a roller coaster. I’m not talking about the kiddie coaster you’d find at the parking lot carnival, I’m talking about the gigantic wooden structure that creaks and sways as your car plummets down the never ending 97° […]

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Hello! Looking for me? Yep, you’re in the right spot. See my giant face over there? Looks different around here, though, right? It looks a lot different. Not only is there a change of address (just drop the word ‘blogspot’ from the URL — makes it easier to remember and to type) and a fancy, […]

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