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2017: And so it begins…

I always say this, but I always mean it: oh my goodness, it it really already a new year? 2016 had its ups and downs, but I’m not quite sure how it went by so quickly. Here’s hoping that 2017 … Continue reading

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Presidents Day Anecdote

In honor of Presidents Day, I wanted to retell one of my favorite anecdotes. When I was pregnant with my older son William in 2006, I was working as a reporter for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs. One morning, I covered … Continue reading

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Goodbye, farewell and amen

My last living grandparent died yesterday. My grandfather, or Grandaddy Bill, was just two days shy of his 98th birthday. He was a dear man, and we will all miss him. I’ve written about him here a couple of times … Continue reading

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My Summer Reading List

People are always asking for book recommendations on Facebook, especially in the summer with the prospect of beach reading ahead. I do it, too–usually with a disclaimer like “Yes, I’ve already read Gone Girl.” This summer, I got the best … Continue reading

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Happy 2015!

Happy New Year! It’s 2015, and I am making a concentrated effort to write 2015 on all my checks, files and other documents. As you probably know, that’s much harder to achieve than you think it’s going to be. Speaking … Continue reading

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The Joy of Small Stuff

Yesterday, my older son William taught his little brother Andrew how to play the classic game Uno. Rain was starting to drizzle outside, and the kitchen was cozy. The boys plunked down at the kitchen table, while I made turkey … Continue reading

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A Writer Looks at 40

(With apologies to Jimmy Buffett.) So I’m going to be 40. Not some day. In two days. On Friday. 40. The big 4-0. I remember when my dad turned 40. I remember all the silly cards and black balloons emblazoned … Continue reading

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