Tag Archives: identity

The Things I Know To Be False Help Me To Know What’s True

I’ve always been a positive person. Annoyingly optimistic. Eternally grateful. A lot of fun. I haven’t been that way for the past few months. Not here on this blog, not in emailing with friends, and certainly not at home. I … Continue reading

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They’re Not All Gems, But Sometimes They Are

I write a lot. Empirically it’s true. For the past few weeks, I have been writing 1000 words a day for Mommyish (Monday through Friday — and if you’ve missed any, check out the WTTM Facebook page, I post them all … Continue reading

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Death By Full-Time Employment

I grew up Catholic and believed there were two stages of existence — life and death. Death was the end of your time in this realm. There was no reincarnation, no second chances, no in-between. The rest, I deduced, was life. … Continue reading

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Blog Comments Validate Me, Make Me Think, and Rip Me To Shreds All At The Same Time

Even though she warned me, I didn’t listen to my editor and I read the comments on the essay published through the NYT Motherlode.  All 210 (and counting) of them. Anyone who blogs knows comments can get ugly.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Lessons From Procrastination

In an effort to avoid writing the last 25,000 words of my first novel’s first draft, I was on Twitter, because Twitter is my favorite procrastination tool.  Though I have a love-hate relationship with that little blue bird/chip on my … Continue reading

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I Love Daytime TV (especially when I’m on it)

During my twenties while I probably should have been in the library, I was parked in front of the TV soaking up daytime programming.  My best friend and I obsessed over the plot lines of General Hospital. I longed to co-host The View … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Crock Pot Of Thoughts

Full disclosure: I don’t own a crock-pot, but I have eaten beef stew from one and I just can’t comprehend what happens in those things.  Delicious ingredients go in, mingle together for awhile, and then come out completely unidentifiable and … Continue reading

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