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Feb.20.2014
So I keep on hearing about snow days and stormy weather. This is very odd to me. I'm at the Lafayette Library typing this. I'm wearing a sleeveless shirt. It's sixty-six degrees out. You can hit me if you want. I wouldn't blame you. Before you do, I will ask you this: Take advantage of the cold...
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Nov.08.2013
Writing (Photo credit: ed_needs_a_bicycle) When I read Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life earlier this year, I found a plethora of writing truths in that amazing book. Not the least of which is how she describes stories' first drafts. Now, I want this to be...
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Jun.22.2013
Punctuation Cookies For National Punctuation Day (Photo credit: DavidErickson) In Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves, she has a particular problem with emoticons – you know, the colons and parentheses that make sideways smileys, as she calls them. I admit that I use them, but only for fun...
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May.11.2013
A quiet Sunday afternoon with the family (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It seems that I've read more and more posts and memes lately about people—artists and innovators, particularly—pursuing their dreams so they won't have any regrets at the ends of their lives. One was from Anne Lammot, and I gave her...
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Apr.05.2013
Writing (Photo credit: jjpacres) You'd think after ten years together, you'd know someone really well. And, no, I'm not talking about my husband. I'm talking about a character, and January marked ten years since she showed up out of nowhere, demanding I tell her story. When eleven-year-old Emma...
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Apr.04.2013
I just finished reading, for the fourth time, Anne Lamott's very funny post about her year on Match.com.  I waited a few days for the comments to accumulate, because I was interested in her readers' response. Oops. Here's the link:  http://www.salon.com/2013/03/31/...
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Feb.15.2013
  “There are a lot of us, some published, some not, who think the literary life is the loveliest one possible, this life of reading and writing and corresponding.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Stationery Box (Photo credit: Spyderella) When I read the...
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Feb.15.2013
“There are a lot of us, some published, some not, who think the literary life is the loveliest one possible, this life of reading and writing and corresponding.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Stationery Box (Photo credit: Spyderella) When I read the above...
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Jan.25.2013
Anne Lamott (Photo credit: mdesive) Did you ever read an article or a blog or a book, and afterward, you felt like the writer tapped your brain (but probably wrote everything much more coherently than you ever could have)? That is how I felt when I read Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some...
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Sep.23.2012
"i was up at 3:30 Tuesday, headed to Tennessee for two talks--one on Writing, one on faith--and then to Chicago for a talk on the Search for Meaning. They are all, at core, the same--the decision on how we choose to live this one short, precious life. The decision to stop hitting the snooze button...