Monthly Archives: April 2012

Switching That Old, Worn “Back Story”

This post is about my friend, Lily. I shared the saga of her towels here. Yesterday, she related an argument she had with her middle daughter the other day. Lily, by the way, has three girls, ages 15, 19 and 21, which — … Continue reading

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Writing In Appreciation Of Our Own Lives

I’m happy to announce the winners of last week’s writing contest in which I asked you to set a timer and give yourself five minutes to write down everything you love about your life right at this moment, right now. … Continue reading

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How Can You Smile After Tragedy?

Why was that man from yesterday’s post smiling? After all he went through — the Resistance, the Holocaust, wars, and on and on, how dare he smile? There are some of us who prefer to keep the thorny crown of martyrdom on … Continue reading

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Do What You Are Supposed To Do

In today’s post I’m honored – and delighted – to share with you my interview with my very first French knight. The title of a Knight in the Legion of Honor is the highest honor granted by the French state. … Continue reading

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Case of the Missing Towels, Take 2

This just in from my friend Joelle – the one who likes her apples cut in wedges, not slices. She writes: “I read your post about not letting anyone else’s stupidity and crazy moods affect you… and if you want … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Towels

Remember my friend, Lily? She’s the one who taught me the lesson that “anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” (If you want to read that post, it’s here.) All Lily wanted was new towels.Her boyfriend has ripped, stained, faded, shredded … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important To Write, Write, Write And Write Some More

I was reading Steve Almond’s essay in The New York Times about why writing workshops are so successful. Instead of going to talk therapy – where people talk their stories – they are going to writing classes where they write … Continue reading

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Do You Like Your Apples In Wedges Or Slices?

I was on a picnic with my friend, Joelle, the other day. She was cutting an apple into triangle wedges and offered me one. I joked that I preferred to cut my own apple and here was why: I like … Continue reading

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Just One More Knock Knock Joke

Will you remember me in an hour? Yes. Will you remember me in a day? Yes. Will you remember me in a week? Yes. Will you remember me in a month? Yes. Will you remember me in a year? Yes. … Continue reading

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Knock Knock. Who’s There?

Knock knock. Who’s there? Banana. Knock knock. Who’s there? Banana. Knock knock? Who’s there? Orange. Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? Kids love knock knock jokes. They can teach us something, too. How often do we hear the knock on … Continue reading

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