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Inspired by a New York City Street Musician to Live from the Heart

We heard his drums on the Literary Walk in Central Park last week. They were strong and soulful, seducing attention in a city filled with noise and attention-seekers. He smiled as he played, even before we dropped a dollar in … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: The #BlogHer11 Edition

I’ve been in San Diego since Wednesday for BlogHer ‘11, a massive blogging conference that I’ve been attending annually since 2009. Like the picture above, it was a blur of happiness, awesome, and sweat. It was both a confidence boost … Continue reading

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Closing Time

Today is the last day of school for the kids before their Christmas break, that glorious in limbo time when reality seems to stop for a weeks.  No alarm clocks. No homework. No scheduled lunches and tests. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (or Internet) (or Mom)

I am not a victim. Since Monday, I have been overwhelmed with emails, text messages, voice mails and twitters of concern. I’m sorry, the say. Are you OK?, they ask. And every time I read or hear those words, I … Continue reading

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Ugly.

I try not to think about what I look like. Instead, I tend to concentrate on how I feel.  When I’m laughing or talking or twirling, I feel happy.  I feel alive.  I feel brightly colored and twinkling and like … Continue reading

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Gearing Up and Scaling Back

I have a feeling that my life is about to get crazy. Tomorrow I’m heading to Tampa to say goodbye to Anissa, after spending the afternoon at Faiqa‘s baby shower. Next weekend I’m headed to Lexington, Kentucky with Hilly and … Continue reading

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Dear Jared

You asked me this morning as you were leaving if I was mad at you. I told you I wasn’t, and I meant it. I also told you that I was just stressed, that I was carrying a lot on … Continue reading

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