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three good things

January 13, 2014

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Stephanie Klein, Mother

I‘m sitting here with a stack of Blood Sugar and mostly anti-grain cookbooks stacked before me, what with the New Year breathing its frosted resolution breath in the face of my slight double chin, why not? I don’t have high blood sugar, but I think we can all stand to eat as if we’re diabetic. […]

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I’ve always wanted to…

December 12, 2013

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What’s your “I’ve always wanted to…”? And what’s your “Why Not Today?” Oh, to see the careful to-do list scrawled on the back of this writing prompt pad. I’m at Target now, as I type this, crossing even this off the to-do list. “Post something for chrissake.” Without spell check, even with it, I am […]

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walking the walk, get in line!

June 26, 2013

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walking the walk, get in line!

If the people who knew you best were to give a speech about you, what would they say? Not strangers. The people who know cranky you, and hungry, playful you, how would they describe you? So passionate, so honest, so raw and real. Makes others feel less alone, made me work harder at my relationships. […]

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scenes from a mall

January 8, 2013

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Scenes from a mall

I’m here at the mall because if I weren’t here, I’d still be in bed. It was one of those deals I made with myself, like, “Just get out of bed, throw on clothes, make it out the door, or else today will be the same as yesterday, a waste. A day where you feel […]

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writing assignment

October 23, 2012

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writing assignment

This week I took my first class, of a six session series, in humor writing, and it was hard. Yes, italics hard. The teacher presented us with in-class exercises, both of which left me using the phrase, “Pass.” That’s right. I couldn’t do it. First we were challenged to create our own Droodle. Where you […]

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writing up a pole into an ass

September 25, 2012

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I’m in one of those moods, where I have a to-do list and an action plan, but then I just kind of peter out, getting lost in the details and distraction of it all. I’ve been toying with the idea of teaching a writing class at Hofstra University, close to where I live. They’re asking […]

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everyday moments for life

February 28, 2012

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everyday moments for life

In the gym where my children take gymnastics class, I sit on a ledge of cubbies, looking out beyond a short fence, much the way people observe the flamingos  at a zoo. I watch my daughter spring from a trampoline, the pole of her body, a green shoot with an edge. I watch my son, […]

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free write your name

February 17, 2012

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I’ve enrolled in a writing workshop because it works for me. It’s the only way I actually get writing done. I workshopped both Straight Up and Dirty and Moose. It’s just something I need. Our first class, the instructor began with a free-writing prompt. Just write for fifteen minutes, whatever comes to mind. Here’s the […]

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