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No More Doom and Gloom. Please

No More Doom and Gloom. Please

MY WEEKLY BLOG No More Doom and Gloom. Please. I remember a time when an overcast sky or a rainy day felt cozy. I’d put on my comfiest sweats, curl up with a good book and journey into another world. I didn't focus on illness or contagion. I enjoyed a good...

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Where Do You Feel Safe?

Where Do You Feel Safe?

MY WEEKLY BLOG WhereDo You Feel Safe? More than twenty years ago, my real estate agent was helping me find a home to buy in one of L A’s canyons. We drove higher and higher into what I call  “nose bleed” territory,  we stopped beside a For Sale sign, we walked up the...

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Did I Call You or Did You Call Me?

Did I Call You or Did You Call Me?

MY WEEKLY BLOG Did I Call You or Did You Call Me? I was having coffee with a couple of my students a few days ago. For many months they had been faces on Zoom, but now, they had bodies and they were sitting opposite me. It was good to see them in person, we spoke...

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JUST BECAUSE

JUST BECAUSE

MY WEEKLY BLOG  JUST BECAUSE Doing something with purpose has its own built-in motivation. You make a list of ingredients you need for a recipe so there’s a reason to go to Gelson’s. You want something new to wear to a gathering so there’s a reason to go to...

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Speak Up. I Can’t Hear You

MY WEEKLY BLOG Speak Up. I Can't Hear You. During a figure skating competition, an announcer said thatone of the skaters had finally found her voice on the ice. That resonated with me. I talk to my writing students about finding their voice on the page, the thing that...

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Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

MY WEEKLY BLOG MIRROR MIRROR   I went to lunch one day with a woman I had met recently and I noticed she wasn’t looking me in the eye. She was staring at the space between my eyebrows. I tried to carry on a conversation and ignore her gaze when she pointed a manicured...

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