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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, The Fam, Uncategorized

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, Uncategorized

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood

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The Slow and Certain Heartbreak of Playing It Safe

Have you ever read a book at the exact right moment in your life? This just happened to me. The book: Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr. Full disclosure:…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen

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The Summer Ahead

It’s already the middle of June. This fact truly baffles me. Yes, I’m susceptible to the nostalgia, the rush of emotion that comes with the end of school year and arrival of summer, but this time, this year, it is…

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ADR Friday Loves 05.27.16

i’m loving… … this restaurant. … this book of poems. … this spare novel. … these glasses on the floor. … this gorgeous building. … the Cinnamon Sugar Danish at this bakery. … this forthcoming Land of Enchantment. … this …

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Do You Remember Your Dreams?

Do you remember your dreams? I do and I don’t. Often, weeks will go by and I won’t register a single dream upon waking, but then there will be times when my dreams are vivid and wild and linger. I…

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