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three good things

January 13, 2014

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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…
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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…
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walking the walk, get in line!

June 26, 2013

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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…
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scenes from a mall

January 8, 2013

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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…
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writing assignment

October 23, 2012

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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.…
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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…
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everyday moments for life

February 28, 2012

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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,…
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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…
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