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Gratitude Week Three

Sunday December 12 Coming Home. It is simple thing, really. You fly away for the weekend and you come home. Your animals wriggle and twirl. Your child smiles and hugs you. You are welcomed. You are home. I feel blessed…
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Fourteen years ago…

Today is the day I became a mom fourteen years ago. Today is the day I changed in one moment from being a single person to a mom. It is stunning to me how in minute we become something else,…
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Putting Puzzles Together

Guess what? I don’t make my living writing books…yet. I have other jobs. Three actually. One of them is scheduling this woman’s very busy practice. I just finished fielding 644 requests for 448 time slots in 2011. It was very…
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Gratitude-Week Two

Sunday, December 5  My workout partner. We have been waking up and meeting each other in the wee hours of the morning to run, walk or lift weights for 20 years!! I am on my knees grateful for you, dear…
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The Bradford Pear Tree

At the end of my driveway is a Bradford Pear tree. It doesn’t produce pears. What it does produce in stunning magnificence in December is orange and red leaves. After all the other trees in my yard are empty of…
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A Wee Fan

I’d been a writer for a while before I wrote my first children’s book. Plays, newspapers, columns. But it wasn’t until I stood before a group of wiggling little ones and wrapped them up in a story I wrote that…
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Gratitude

Sometimes this online community just blows my mind. I can be sitting in my little world in Austin, Texas and Liz Scanlon’s blog gets delivered to my RSS feeds and I read about someone I don’t know doing a month…
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The Pain Body and Revision

We have been talking about Eckhart Tolle‘s The Pain Body a lot at our house. It’s come up around the media images of beautiful women. These images, we feel, serve to create a pain body for those women who don’t…
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Taking a cue from Greg Pincus

Yesterday, Greg Pincus of the happy accident blogged about setting expectations for readers of your blog. Expectations like blogging regularly so they know when to expect a few words from you. Hmmm… I wouldn’t exactly call myself a luddite but…
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