Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tool For Tuesday: Pray Up

If you feel like you’ve reached the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on. Hurricane Sandy is on a path of destruction. To all my friends in harm’s way, I am holding you in the light. Nothing to … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs An Ideal Reader

The winner of my Ideal Reader Award is Marylin Warner. What does that mean? If you’re a writer, you write with that one person in mind who you are trying to communicate with. As Pico Iyer said, “Writing is, in the end, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Universe Contains Imperfections

‘Fessing our faults is freeing. Fear of not being perfect holds us back. I once made a terrific blunder while working at The Southampton Press. I wrote that a proposed school budget was $14,000,000 when it was only $12,000,000 (or … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Dance the Either/Or Tango

Either I love him or I hate him…either I am angry at him or I adore him… We don’t have to do that either/or tango. We can love someone and still be angry at them–even though it’s tough. When Wilbur the … Continue reading

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On Pomegranates and Procrastination

Did you ever see pomegranates hanging on a tree? They are nature’s Christmas baubles! Jonny and I bicycled into a pomegranate orchard yesterday. At first I wasn’t going to bring a camera. And I wasn’t even going to go…I thought, … Continue reading

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Easy Does It — Working From the Inside Out

I am editing my bonus handbook, Tried & True Tricks and Tips To Be A Calmer Mom. This little booklet contains gems of support and encouragement that people who buy my book, The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle, … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Even Things Shouldn’t Be Homeless.

    Today’s Tool for Tuesday was inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s terrific twitter that if you can’t find something, it means you have to clean up. Where did I put my keys? Where did I put my phone? Where did … Continue reading

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Knowledge Means Unlearning

In her poweful book, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood talks about a future world and the reeducation of women—forcing them to become stupider, depriving them of the right to read, study, work and learn. That’s a frightening prospect because education … Continue reading

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Lie, Lie, Lie. It Might Open The Door.

I had a penpal when I was in sixth grade. My penpal was from the Midwest. I wrote that I had five brothers and we lived on a farm. We had horses and cows and chickens. The truth was that … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: 5 Guaranteed Ways To Avoid An Argument

You don’t want to have another argument again. You just don’t. You don’t want to bicker, squabble or wrangle. You don’t want to be lassoed into another quarrel. But the other guy is dragging you into the boxing ring for … Continue reading

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