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Kristina had already seen the movie, so I asked her what she thought of it. “I knew it was a really good movie, but I didn’t like it.” I think that’s kind of the point.  It is really well done.  And it...

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Louis CK, everything IS amazing

I saw this bit on facebook recently.  I watched it and laughed, because parts of it are very funny – e.g. I’m old enough to know what he’s talking about with the rotary phones. But a part of it also struck me the wrong way...

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the kindness of strangers

… and of a friend. The conference this weekend could have been disastrous: I was itchy with anxiety going into it.  Add: more than 400 people in the main ballroom for opening speeches and panel presentations.  Combine...

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thankful thursday: community

To follow up: I did not meet my writing goal on Monday. I did write the equivalent of a ten-page paper, and that feels pretty darn good.  AND I learned something more about my main character and her motivations. AND I figured...

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can haz a facebook?

Apparently the internet is not enough of a time suck.  I have resisted getting a Facebook or MySpace page.  Not because I am old, or uncool, or wary of technology, or anything like that.  (Be quiet, teenage daughter.) Simply...

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thankful thursday: on friday

Yesterday was full in a good way:  with writing (my novel) and photographs (including this one) and reading about craft, and an interview with a teacher my daughter and I adore, and, and, and… …it did not include a...

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