Sigh… I know, it’s not nice to call yourself names. And yeah, this is how I feel sometimes. Like giving up. Like stuff is piling up and I SHOULD be working harder, and I SHOULD be a more attentive mom, and I SHOULD know how to navigate the very very TERRIFYING …

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Make a SCENE!!!!


LIFE IS NORMAL… this is my general expectation. Except recently, a couple of things have happened that jolted my awareness from the picture-perfect, super-safe invincibubble in which I live. A few days ago, I learned that my friend and awesome literary agent, Pam van Hylckama Vlieg (aka Agent P), was attacked in …

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Holding the Ranks…


I like to rank things. I rank order my jeans, my bedroom slippers, and my collection of fuzzy sweaters. I even have the fruit in my produce drawer ranked according to which I like best. Not just which types of fruit– I mean which actual grapefruits I find most appealing. …

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The Tweeting Twit

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  Okay. I admit, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Not because I don’t love sitting at the computer, dredging my brain for something witty to say. Nor because I don’t have scads of extra time between guitar lessons, class, gymnastics, conferences, soccer, and trying to come up with dinners that …

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Five for Friday

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Hello friends and readers! If you’re anything like me, you’re CONSTANTLY looking for something to read. So I’m going to make it easy for you. Here’s a list of the top five BEST BOOKS I’ve read in the past few months. No mistake, I’ve read a lot of good ones. …

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Dark… like his soul.

robert-pattinson bad boy

I’ve been thinking about Bad Boys… You know who they are. Maybe you’ve dated one… or three. They’re dangerous. They smoke, they drink. They have tattoos in places your mother wouldn’t want you thinking about. They’re unemployed and probably unemployable. They drive motorcycles without a license and only sometimes wear a …

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