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Happy 70th Birthday, Mom!

Mom, Today is Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Your 70th birthday. It’s morning still. The girls are off at school and I’m sitting alone at the kitchen island, listening to music, staring at this screen. Tears fill my eyes as I…

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100 Days, the Chicago Cubs & Election Anxiety

Hi, guys! Today is November 3, 2016 and it’s been 100 days since I stopped drinking and I want to celebrate this. I’ve been taking a picture like this every ten days or so, literally capturing my “self” and then…

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38 Years

Today, October 4th, 2016, is my 38th birthday. I was born 38 years ago, at 3:38am and I love the story Mom tells of my swift arrival, of how she awoke with a monstrous contraction in the middle of the…

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I Didn’t Cry This Time

I’m in Chicago to do some early private events for the paperback release of my novel The Ramblers. The book hits shelves this coming Tuesday, October 4th, which also happens to be my 38th birthday and the day I will…

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I Lost Myself A Little Bit

September 12, 2016. Something amazing happened this morning. My three daughters got on the school bus together for the first time. To go to the same school. My former school. A milestone. A moment. They were happy as they climbed…

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I’ve Always Loved You

I’m a quote person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stumbling upon lines in a book and underlining them, returning to them again and again. Other people’s words are sometimes just what I need to imbibe, an…

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Saying I Do to a Life Without Alcohol

I posted an Augusten Burroughs quote on Instagram yesterday, from his latest memoir Lust & Wonder. The quote was, is, a question: “How many of the things I fear or dread are actually things that I want?” Wow. To say…

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The Complex Beauty of Not Drinking

I see my therapist once a month. Almost always at 6am. It’s a good time for me because my mind is fresh and uncluttered and I often see things most clearly before the sun is up. I’m grateful for this…

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Denying Our Stories

I just finished another great book, one worth recommending here: Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution by Brené Brown. I’ve long been a fan of Brown’s work – particularly her writing on vulnerability, shame and perfectionism – and…

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How Privileged Are You?

I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege. Because of the horrific things that have been going on in this country, and in the world. Because I’ve recently begun the work of opening my eyes to the privilege in my own…

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