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The HERE Year Month #12: Happiness

 
March 2015, guys. Hard to believe. Time is zipping by and here we are in a new month. It doesn’t feel much like March here in New York City. Yesterday it snowed and it wasn’t a sheepish dusting either.…

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A Happier Hour LA with Dani Shapiro & Sarah Manguso

On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of attending a Happier Hour Literary Salon in Los Angeles with authors Dani Shapiro and Sarah Manguso. My friends/colleagues/fellow scribes Claire Bidwell Smith and Jillian Lauren hosted the evening at Jillian’s beautiful home…

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My coffee is hot, my laptop is open, and I’m feeling thoughtful.

I’m sitting at a coffee shop on the Upper West Side. My coffee is hot, my laptop is open, and I’m feeling thoughtful. A good combination of things. I’m thinking about this blog. What do I want it to be?…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.16.15

i’m loving…
… this piece on falling in love.
… these thorns.
… this article on Beethoven’s fraught personal life.
… this book.
… this question.
… this designer.
… this honesty.
… this How I Came to Live in…

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9 Things I Learned from Jane Green & Mira Jacob

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour Literary Salon with authors Jane Green and Mira Jacob. Jane talked about her sixteenth novel (!) Saving Grace and Mira talked about her debut The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. The evening was simply…

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On Vulnerability

… So here I am, happily sharing things that are true and honest, trying to be candid about the good and the bad.  One of my favorite posts I’ve ever written, It’s Not All Shiny, dealt with this particular question,…

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Why We (Over)curate Ourselves

I’m exploring Vulnerability this month for the HERE Year. My instinct is that there is a profound, if ineffable connection between vulnerability and presence. Something like: Our fear of being vulnerable causes us (somehow) to be less present in our…

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On Mindful Drinking

I’ve made myself a promise. Once a month, I will sit down and write about drinking. Why? Because it’s something I once struggled with. Not in an overly dramatic sense, but in a quieter, probably more universal sense. I’d fallen…

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There Is No Right Thing

Monday morning. December 22nd. Christmas is inches away. I sit at my kitchen island, white and clean now, five reindeer carved from tree trunks staring at me as I type these words. The girls are huddled on the couch, watching…

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13 Moments & a Ladybug Winner

4:41am this morning. I sat at my kitchen island with my laptop and my big old mug of coffee and communed with my new characters. Time blazed by I and heard little girl footsteps on the stairs.

Last night before…

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