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These Moments of Happiness

I’ve been in a transitional, thoughtful place. Coming down from the beautiful blur of promoting my novel, settling back into regular, cherished rhythms of home and life, daydreaming about what comes next… What comes next.  Three important, problematic words. Important…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, LOVE, Parenthood, Uncategorized

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10 Notes from the Road

1. On Friday afternoon, we skipped town to head to my family’s place in South Carolina. Here my giddy girls skip ahead of me, en route to the bathroom. I look at this picture and it’s incredibly cliched, but I’m…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, Uncategorized, WRITING

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The Ramblers Is Out Today!

Dear friends and family, My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves today, and I’m so excited to finally share it with all of you. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement thus far. You guys rock. Truly. The…

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Crossing to Safety… Finally

I started reading Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety several years ago. I downloaded it on my then-new iPad Mini and read only the first several chapters. The strange thing is that I remember loving what I read, marveling at Stegner’s…

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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Everyone Should Read This Book

If the weight of mortality does not grow lighter, does it at least get more familiar? (Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air) I read a lot. If there were more hours in the day, I would read even more. Reading…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.08.16

i’m loving… … this beautiful heart-wrencher.  … and this related review. … this piece on mentors. … this faux fur sleeping bag. … this petite, but profound book. … these words from Toni Morrison. … this mini dress. … these…

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Warning: This Is a Vulnerable, Rambling Post

January 4, 2016. 5:38am on the first Monday morning of a brand new year. I sit here, at my beloved kitchen island. My guy and my girls are still sleeping; the house is quiet. But I’m up. I’ve been up…

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

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ADR Friday Loves 11.13.15

i’m loving… … this Life Advice from 10 Smart Humans. … this Moving Out… Moving On? … this Case for Melancholy. … this cardholder. … this singer/songwriter/friend. … this writing book. … this Half a Heart. … this nonprofit my…

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ADR Friday Loves 10.23.15

i’m loving… … this project. … this photographer. … this oh-so-NYC spot. … this paperweight. … these truthbombs. … this impossibility of biography. … this sweater. … this ode to contentment. … this artist. … this writer/tumblr. … these NYC…

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