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Google It, Grandma!

Google It, Grandma!

When I walk at a nearby park, I see children in strollers staring at cell phones and iPads. I wasn’t born with an iPhone in my hand. I’m a member of the “in between” generation. As a child, we didn't have answering machines, cell phones or computers. I’m really dating...

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I’m So Embarrassed

I’m So Embarrassed

I’m So Embarrassed I’m 14, about to audition for a scholarship at the American School of Ballet. My mother and I had gotten up early and driven to Manhattanfrom Massachusetts. There was more traffic than we expected and I’m nearly late as I rush into the dressing room...

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Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Success is an elusive concept that means differentthings to different people. Some measure it by material gains. Others think  it’s about being recognized and sought after. Some people feel successful when they’re learning new things and engaging in life as it is....

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Keep Going

Keep Going

BUILDING WRITING STAMINA   More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.                         - - - John Irving When I decided...

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Embracing Change and Suffering

Embracing Change and Suffering

Embracing Change and Suffering I woke up this morning in a bad mood. Some people call it getting up on the wrong side of the bed, but today, there wasn’t a right side. It was all about the time change. I know it’s petty, it’s only one hour and there are so many more...

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Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

Everyone has a story to tell, a story that yearns to be written.We hear it in the gusting of the winds, the falling of the rain, the splash of the shower and in the space between wakefulness and sleep. We’ve all lived through powerful experiences and made it out the...

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