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How To Mother in Law Operations Manual
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The How To Mother-In-Law Operations Manual

I was recently gifted another kid. It was a great opportunity to add a child to our family without me dealing with being pregnant, which previously (twice) has meant gaining 50 pounds a pop. And no, I haven’t acquired another dog, and I still…

July 7, 2017
Which Of These Things Is Not Like The Other
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Which Of These Things Is Not Like the Other

It could be said that people are much the same as other people, if we were to look at people in a blank, white canvas sort of way. Two eyes, fingers and toes, nose and mouth. We all have butts and bellybuttons, hair that…

June 9, 2017
Blog Wanderings

Searching For Jamie, I Found Haggis Instead

We were headed for vacation in Scotland when I received advice from two friends coming from two camps of thought, both equally adamant, both diametrically opposed. I hope you find Jamie, one friend texted  — while the other pragmatically dictated I should give haggis a try. It…

May 5, 2017
If You Could Read My Mind Love
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If You Could Read My Mind, Love

I had lunch with a colleague the other day. In-between appointments, he’d suggested Red Robin, a quick-casual food place that holds a spot in my heart from college, not the least because of the collection of Zombie goblets Dr. K and I “acquired” back then…

March 31, 2017
Open Books Opens Minds
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I Haven’t Written That Book Yet

I always thought it would be fun to write a book. I was sure of the topic — it would be the story of my heritage, stemming from the fact that I’m a first generation American and how my family ended up in the United States.…

March 3, 2017
Pink Hats, Damned Rats and Paying the Piper
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Pink Hats, Darned Rats and Paying the Piper

Saturday, January 21, 2017 was bookended by time spent in bars in San Francisco. Regardless of the side of the aisle on which you sit, it was probably a fitting activity for the day after Donald Trump’s Inauguration. For me, it was more than simply…

February 3, 2017
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Stepping Into A Mentor’s Shoes

It’s January, that point on the Western calendar when we humans are pre-programmed to look in the mirror with trepidation, sigh and lace up our running shoes. And even though I’ll try to be good and get back into an exercise regimen, somehow it seems unfair that the New…

January 6, 2017
Light saber battle in Star Wars
Are We There Yet? Blog

Going Up The Creek With A Paddle

As a novelist, anger and despair — and we might as well throw in angst, drama and life itself — all of that stuff bumps me into storytelling mode. When I read the newspaper these days, or Facebook and Twitter, it’s evident. I get the sense we…

December 2, 2016