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Jun.24.2010
  I am a person who’s had a lot of self-described million-dollar ideas. There was Party Amazons, a company that specialized in jungle décor for hospitality suites at trade shows. I was the crazed woman with the clipboard and the phone glued to her ear, screaming things like “An elephant head?...
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Jun.16.2010
“What do you get for the man who has everything?” People often ask me this. My view is, if he has everything, the best thing you can do is get him nothing. I think everyone should concentrate on giving gifts to the rest of us, since we don’t have everything. And really, the man who has everything...
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Jun.14.2010
We all like to be able to point at something we’ve done and say, “That’s mine.” As a writer, the satisfaction comes when you see your name and work in print—or, increasingly, online. For me it happened the other day when I received an alert from a well-known search engine—let's call it “Google”—...
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Jun.09.2010
Last week I spent a few days staying at the lovely Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, Illinois. I was there attending the Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit, which was held in the resort’s convention hall, the "Mega Center," a building that reminds me of a bowling alley, only not as...
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May.31.2010
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance in the United States. Today we honor the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Many of us don’t pay much attention to the formal meaning of Memorial Day. We take advantage of the long weekend to relax and gather with family and friends,...
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May.14.2010
There is a security guard stationed in the lobby of the building in which HarperOne has its office. From time to time the guard must tend to business elsewhere in the building, and when this happens a sign is placed on the counter that says “Security Will Return Shortly.” Reassuring words, I guess...
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Apr.21.2010
Greetings from the road! This week I'm rocking the East Coast as a member of the all-author rock band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. Last night we played in Washington DC at the 9:30 Club, starting at 8:30 (really). Tonight, April 22 we play the Electric Factory in Philadelphia; Friday April 23 we...
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Apr.21.2010
Greetings from the road! This week I'm rocking the East Coast as a member of the all-author rock band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. Tonight we are playing in Washington DC at the 9:30 Club, starting at 8:30 (really). Thursday, April 22 we play the Electric Factory in Philadelphia; Friday April 23 we...
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Apr.02.2010
This April, the Rock Bottom Remainders will tour the east coast: DC, Philly, NYC, and Boston--then come home and sleep for a week because our all-author garage band has been playing bad rock & roll for good causes since 1992, lurching our way through baby-boomer middle-age. Check out  my events...
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Mar.29.2010
March 29 — Tonight we will be observing Pesach, or Passover, in our home. Coincidently, tonight there will also be a full moon. I don’t know if anyone’s ever noticed, but the first night of Passover always occurs at the same time as the full moon. Coincidence? I think not. Passover is celebrated on...