597th Friday Blog Roundup

The case of the totally weird receipt that ended up in my mailbox. I opened my mailbox to collect the mail....more

Fraternal Experiences and Other Words on Loss

I haven’t yet read Daniel Raeburn’s book Vessels: A Love Story about their first child who was born still, but an interview I read made me place it on my to-read list because of a few ideas he brought up. Fraternal Experiences He and his wife processed their daughter’s death differently....more

Your Failure Resume

Piggybacking on Sunday’s post about presenting the whole picture and not just the highlights reel, Lifehacker had an interesting idea a few weeks ago about creating a failure resume....more

#Microblog Mondays 91: Anniversary

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* It’s the 29th anniversary of my Bat Mitzvah this week....more

Closer to Reality

Thank you for all the kind words about the new book....more

596th Friday Blog Roundup

It was a week of bad news — not for me but for good friends — and it kept coming day after day....more

When You Open Up a Box of Your Book

My box of author copies still hasn’t arrived, but my friend, Chris swung by a bookstore and snapped a picture of my new book on the shelf. I thought about swinging by a bookstore myself, but it has been continuously raining....more

Need vs. Noise

About two weeks ago, all schools in the area were put on shelter-in-place status due to a gunman....more

#Microblog Mondays 90: What Are You Craving?

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* When I’m feeling super anxious, I crave Special K because I associate it with lunch time at home, where I’m comfortable and in my own space....more

Your Fiction Ideas Are Shriveling Away

I’ve had an article open since March about how all of my unused skills are shriveling up, becoming liver spotted and hunched over from disuse....more
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