Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tool For Tuesday: George Eliot’s Guide To Happiness.

Last Tuesday I had no tool to offer you—I had no tool to offer myself. It was just one of those lousy days that I had to sit out. Mama said there’d be days like this. Actually, my mother rarely … Continue reading

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One Word At A Time: NaNoWriMo Wants A Novel Out of YOU!

Get cracking. No excuses this time. Join the 151,657 other writers who have already signed up to try to write a 50,000-word novel in November, sponsored by NaNoWriMo. That’s National Novel Writing Month. I loved doing this last year and … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Weekly Book Review: The Lesson of the Book Title

  A woman once approached my friend, Maggie, and asked her in a very smug way, “How could are you at accepting advice and criticism?” Maggie shot her a withering look and said, “I don’t do advice and criticism. Only … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: What Is NOT On Your To Do List?

I got a comment from a student at UCLA who thanked me for my blog post, “If You Feel Like S—t, You’re Being Fertilized to Grow.” She said the posts help her and other students. That makes me grateful. I’m … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: What Are You Waiting For?

  Suppose you are on your death bed. What’s left to say? I’d like to think I’ll say only the most meaningful things when the time is running out. I’d bring up all the love that is welling in my … Continue reading

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Give Mourning Time Time. 10 Tips on Grief.

“How’s your blob going?” my mother used to ask about this, my blog. Well, as you might have wondered, my blob fell off the edge of the earth as my mother died September 13. I’m not ready to write about … Continue reading

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