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Dec.21.2011 - 10:51 am
We all have our own “it,” that something or someone in our lives that threatens to suck the living right out of us. Whether it’s a rotten boss, a surly spouse, a wild child, an...
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Nov.30.2011 - 9:41 am
I took a break from my blog to focus on finishing a manuscript that's been dying to travel from my own internal hard drive and out into my computer's. I just sent a proposal to a...
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Sep.19.2011 - 12:29 pm
  My 14-year-old daughter has an agent. I do not. And I don’t exactly need an intervention from Dr. Phil to know that this isn’t working for me. I knew this the moment Tate’s...
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Aug.21.2011 - 10:44 am
I’m admittedly conflict averse. So much so that I’m realizing only now why the cynics mocked Rodney King after the LA riots in 1991 for saying: “Can’t we all just get along?” The...
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Comments from Shana

Jan.15.2012 - 3:19 pm
In response to: 'It' can't define us
Thanks so much for writing, Sue. I will continue to hold my breath (and bite my tongue whenever possible) until her...
Jan.15.2012 - 3:15 pm
In response to: Standing for Something
I completely agree with your thoughts of even one wasted hour. My daughters' experiences with ineffective teachers in...
Dec.27.2011 - 9:37 am
In response to: Ornamental
Nathan, I enjoyed this essay so very much. What beautiful traditions you have, and you write about them so movingly....
Dec.21.2011 - 5:39 pm
In response to: The Wrong Window
Love this post, Jessica. I've missed your writing-- so happy to have happened upon this story of spirit, joy and hope....
Dec.21.2011 - 5:33 pm
In response to: My no good, very bad, unpleasant year.
I'm sending you my most sincere wishes for hope this holiday season. You've been through so much this year and it...