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My Law School Reunion (& My Photo Face)

This past weekend was my 10th Law School Reunion. And though I didn’t feel it consciously, I think I was a bit anxious to go back. I mean, it’s been a decade. And a lot has changed in that time.…

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What Is Success?

I am so tired. Recovering from an amazing and exhausting several days that included the Huffington Post’s Third Metric Conference, a Kindergarten party here, and my 10th Law School Reunion. They were days stuffed with friends old and new, wonderful…

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What Advice Would You Give Your 25-Year-Old Self?

Things were different when I was 25. I was in law school at Columbia. I was there not because I was particularly interested in the law per se, or practicing law one day, but because I loved school and felt…

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Parallel

I met Lauren Miller (then Lauren McBrayer) at Yale. Though she’s a bit younger, we were friends and had many friends in common and I always thought she was cool and smart. And she is. Fast-forward a few years. Lauren…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Ivy & Beyond, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, READING LIFE

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The College Me. The College You.

These days, I have been thinking a lot about college.
You see, I am knee deep in the writing of my next novel which is about three women who met in college. Though I am writing about the school I…

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A Lovely Evening

After spending two days leading up to my fifteenth high school reunion blogging about my anticipation and anxiety connected thereto, I figured I owe you a bit of a recap. So. Here it is.
It was a really lovely evening.…

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Who Were You Fifteen Years Ago?

As I mentioned yesterday, I will be attending my fifteenth high school reunion tonight. The proximity of this event has me thinking about something:
Who was I fifteen years ago?
I was rounder, and more selfish. Obsessed with A’s and…

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Fifteen Years

Tomorrow night we will gather at the wonderful school that in so many ways made us who we are. We will fumble through hellos awkward and artificial and authentic. We will fidget in corners and look around, glimpsing faces both…

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Life & Legacy

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Several years ago, I ran into an old friend on the street. This friend and I had gone to school together between the ages of five and twenty-two. We had lost…

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Making the Grade

Sometimes, I imagine the future. And in that future I see three fair-haired girls with blue eyes sitting around the dining table doing their homework. In this scene, Husband and I putter lovingly around the kitchen, fixing dinner, fielding questions…

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