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On Living Now

Yesterday, I made an announcement about a yearlong project I’ve just started called The Here Year. For the next twelve months, I will consider one topic a month that connects with (or interferes with) Presence. April’s theme is Home.
Fine.…

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The Here Year

Five years ago today, I started this blog.
To celebrate my blogiversary, I’m announcing something I’ve been thinking about and planning for a long while now:
The Here Year. 
During the coming year, I will focus on one thing: being…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front

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10 Ways to Be Happier

I’ve missed you guys. Does that sound strange? Perhaps. So be it.
Life has been good busy as usual. We’ve been recovering from the holidays and sundry seasonal illnesses, we hosted Big Girl’s surprisingly wild My Little Pony 7th birthday…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front

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5 Things I Learned Last Night

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour with J. Courtney Sullivan. Courtney is a novelist whom I greatly admire, and a woman I’ve come to call a friend. How lucky I am to be able to say this.
The evening…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Fiction, GLIMPSES., Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF WRITING, READING LIFE, Sisterhood, The Home Front, WRITING

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Boring or Evolved?

On Saturday, we hosted a going-away party for Sister T. She moved to San Francisco. Yesterday. Sob.
It was a good party. Fun. Festive. Full of young and smart 25-year-olds. It was cool to glimpse who I was a decade…

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I Finally Figured It Out

Today is September 9, 2013.
Today I return to regular blogging after a quasi-Summer Sabbatical.
Today I take my Big Girl to her first day of First Grade.
Today I make a promise. A vow vast and vague.
My promise,…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, GLIMPSES., IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF LIFE, OF LOVE, OF WRITING, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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ADR Confessions

Husband and I took the girls to Miami for four days. It was a quick, wonderful trip and I will tell you all about it when I resume regular blogging here. While I was in Miami, I took oodles of…

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An Important Summer

Years from now, I will look back on this summer and smile. That was an important summer, I will think or maybe even say aloud. That was the summer when things became clear, when the pieces began to fit together.…

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You Have My Permission

Today is August 13th. A Tuesday in summer. Just another day. But also not. A month ago, I gave up drinking. Again. Maybe for good. We shall see.
As I’ve said before, I feel a profound ambivalence about continuing to…

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The Green Light Place

It’s a little past eight in the morning and already so much has happened. I woke up on my own this morning, my eyes opening at 4:17am. This surprised me, and made me smile because it is clear that my…

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