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make a-hole of yourself, week one

May 30, 2014

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There’s a checklist attached to the application forms for the Nadel Center Early Childhood Education (NCECE) program at B’Nai Israel in Boca Raton. Under the masthead, “Making the transition easier for your child,” read some of the following suggestions: {Insert…
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endship edition: friendship fails

January 23, 2014

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One day she corrected me. It was actually she, Darlene, who was the inclusive one, the one who chose to introduce me to her friends, the otherfcukers, and not Demi, as I’d written. I mention this now, at the beginning,…
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selfish or selfless love

December 10, 2013

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I felt like the father in a TV series who keeps waiting to bond with his newborn. By the end of the episode or act break, there’s a crisis, he’s forced to swoop in, and inevitably they bond. Sure I…
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family vacation

October 21, 2013

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Right now, I’m in bed, eating Key Lime Pie for breakfast. I’m away on a family vacation with a crew of thirteen people, all of us in swimsuits and sunscreen. Some of us hungover, everyone sleeping in. We’re mostly taking…
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fashion week is coming; I am going

September 3, 2013

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Lately I might not know if I’m coming or going, but I know this much: I’m going to Fashion Week, attending a few shows and slipping backstage to check out the makeup and beauty trends. That’s right. I’ll be asking…
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school district killing creativity

May 13, 2013

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I need to self-regulate in a major way. I’ve become obsessed with finding our next home, less so about the actual homes and more with regard to the school districts. I’ve been comparing reading level test scores, student / teacher…
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a museum of moments

December 21, 2012

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I took these photos of the beans this past August, at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, NY. It’s all of eight minutes from our house, and it’s magical. I used to go there with boyfriends in high school. Different…
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hello kitty dinosaur party

December 10, 2012

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When I worked in advertising, I was especially bothered by emails suggesting my calendar be blocked off for a “postmortem.” After a campaign or new business pitch, we’d gather in a conference room to discuss the breakdown of communication, the…
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