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Happiness Highlights: Running from Irene

This past week did not turn out at all as expected and included not one, but two natural disasters. And yet it was a perfectly wonderful week. Go figure. I started my week still in New York City, reviewing a … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Gettysburg

As I sit down to write this, I am not in a happy mood. We’re parked steps away from a gorgeous beach on Long Island, but I’m afraid I won’t get the opportunity to enjoy the cool waters or hot … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Savannah

I’m going to start keeping track of my weekly Happiness Highlights, and I invite you to join in if you’re so inclined. What are Happiness Highlights? Things that have brought me joy, peace, or happiness in the last week. What’s … Continue reading

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What Craigslist Taught Me About Life Being A Journey

Jared came into the house to grab a neon yellow rope and to make sure I looked outside. He was trying not to laugh, but I could barely understand him around his half-suppressed giggles. “Oh man… seem like… nice kids… you … Continue reading

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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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On Babies and Bravery

When I found out he was coming, I was terrified. I was afraid for all the hurt and tears and pain that might be waiting for the people I loved the most – my brother, my niece or nephew, my sister-in-love who … Continue reading

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Ten.

As of about two o’clock this morning, I am officially the mother of a ten year old. Ten. One Zero. It now takes two whole digits to accurately describe him.  Or rather, his age.  It obviously takes more than mere … Continue reading

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I have no idea why she’s friends with me.

We met for the first time in the hallway of a Philadelphia hotel room.  I had just convinced all of her friends to ditch her at the airport and make her get a cab to the hotel.  I was sure … Continue reading

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Learning The Dance. Again.

We’re supposed to be discovering new surfaces on which to have sex. That’s what people do when their kids leave town.  At least, that’s what everyone keeps telling us. We’ve spent the first week staring at one another.  And fighting … Continue reading

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In Which I Educate My Mom On Whoredom And Decide Not To Bitch To The Internet. For Once.

“Alright, Mom.  I have to go.” Our morning conversation was beginning to bleed into my working hours and I could no longer ignore the screams from my inbox. “OK, baby.  I love you.” “I love you, too.  Thanks for listening … Continue reading

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