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R: I thought you were going to take a nap. S: I couldn’t sleep. My thoughts are whirring. R: Worrying? S: Whirring. Spinning around. R: What is your brain whirring about? S: Not worrying. Just busy. R: I know. What’s … Continue reading

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Early But Not That Early

It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Thursday and I am in bed, sandwiched between two noisy sleepers. It feels absurdly early, even though it’s not really early at all, because we didn’t go to bed until close to 2:00 a.m. and … Continue reading

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This Is A Really Boring Post

I never know whether or not to acknowledge when I’ve been absent from blogging. On one hand, it irritates the heck out of me when people I like to read don’t post regularly. I don’t mean this critically. If I’m … Continue reading

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As Happy As Anyone Needs To Be

When I posted yesterday about Barbara Kingsolver, I meant to lead into a brilliant quote from one of her essays in High Tide in Tucson, but the post got too long. The essay is called In Case You Ever Want To … Continue reading

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You Came To The Right Place

Back in August of last year, I posted every day for a month. I’m going to try this again for the month of April. This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. I find that I’ve got a bit more … Continue reading

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Writing It Out

August took a lot out of me, writing-wise. I showed up here every day. I wrote and rewrote an epic 50 page memo that made its way into the hands of the chairman of my firm. (When I think about … Continue reading

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What Kind Of Blog Is This, Anyway?

I stepped outside with the dog this morning, half-ready for work, and I felt it: the first sigh of autumn, a near imperceptible coolness in the air. If this were a fashion blog, this is where I’d post pictures of … Continue reading

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Why I Blog For Women — Part II

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post, in which I took issue with this article on Forbes.com.  Yesterday, I argued that feminist blogs empower women by identifying and talking about discrimination. I disagree with the argument in the Forbes article that … Continue reading

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Why I Blog For Women — Part I

[This is Part I of my response to the article “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women.”] Did any of you bloggers out there read this piece on Forbes.com?  It’s called “Why Blogs for Women are Bad for Women,” … Continue reading

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Words To Keep In Mind When Writing About Love

“We live in a world of symbols. We know nothing, except by symbols. We make a few marks on a sheet of paper, and we say that they form a word, which stands for love, or hate, or charity, or … Continue reading

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