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Twelve Easy Steps to Doing Creative Work while Parenting

Twelve Easy Steps to Doing Creative Work while Parenting

So I’m doing the National Novel Writing Month thing, only I’m not writing a novel. I’m writing creative non-fiction, what I would call sort of a fusion between Ann Lamott and David Sedaris, only less good than that sounds. Since November 1 I’ve written 27,887 words, which is about 110 pages. And I have...

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Been Caught Rappin’

Who hasn’t had this happen to them at least once? Okay, maybe not on camera…and maybe it didn’t go viral. Still. http://youtu.be/zP9KeQ_Ldco


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Musical Interlude: Postmodern Jukebox

If you’re on Facebook you may have seen a few Postmodern Jukebox videos. Headed by musician Scott Bradlee, this collective of musicians and vocalists (and the occasional dancer) takes popular tunes and reframes them as everything from doo-wop to swing … Continue reading

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Follow Me or Perish, Sweater Monkeys

I spent a few hours at Starbucks today, working on my novel. This particular Bux is a block from an auditorium where many cheerleading/pep squad competitions are held, and apparently one was going on this weekend, because there was a … Continue reading

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Friday’s Hot Tip: Moxie’s Mini Drugstore Kits

We’ve all been there: you’re at the office, out with friends, shopping, eating, whatever. You spill a little marinara sauce on your shirt, get a paper cut, discover your period has started early, feel the early pangs of heartburn. But … Continue reading

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Finding Joy => Finding Love, Part 2: Marriage

Here’s another post that originally started in July 2011. It’s undergone some heavy editing, but the core idea of joy and love remains. A few years ago I had a couple single folks tell me that a divorcé(e) is someone … Continue reading

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Finding Your Joy => Finding Love

Note: This morning I discovered I have 24 blog post drafts in various stages of completion. I decided to start going through them and see what was still relevant and interesting enough to me to finish and post during NaBloPoMo. … Continue reading

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To my daughter, who’s almost 13

To my daughter, who’s almost 13

You won’t believe me. You can’t. You show up to junior high and see two sets of humans: Those in and those out. Damn what’s up with those girls, right? How do they just know how to dress and do their hair and flip it just right and smile and talk and giggle? You look...

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TCHO Chocolate Rocks My World

Several years ago I found out about TCHO Chocolate, which is made in the Bay area. They started out with a factory on Pier 17 in San Francisco, but recently relocated to Berkeley. On my 40th birthday I  visited their … Continue reading

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This One goes Out to the Bibliophiles

Forget for a moment that one of Moxy Fruvous’s members is at the center of a major scandal right now. Just listen to the lyrics & think about all the book lovers you’ve dated, and how they get about books. … Continue reading

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