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[A video that has exactly ZERO to do with this post!] This post is #37 in a series of 50 dedicated to the art and life of writing, in support of the 50 for 50 Project to benefit WriteGirl. If you like it, or if you think it could have been improved by a better writing education for […]

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Jan 3, 2011 25

It’s just Monday

It was 1.1.11. The first day of a new decade, all shiny, all ones, all the promise of a big, brave, beautiful new year stretched out before us. It was the reboot, the fresh start, the alpha to 12/31/10’s omega. It was hope, objectified. It was intention, projected. Or, you know, it was what we […]

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Don’t worry. There’s no way I’m titling an entire series with a corny pun. I’m not even sure I’ll make this a series. But I did decide to finally, FINALLY, do a little videoblog thingamabobby. Because it’s important to try stuff. Because some people (apparently) like video. Because for once, I had something to write […]

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Most acronyms make me cringe a little, but from the first time I heard it, I loved the 12-step acronym used to help keep adherents, well, adhering: H.A.L.T. Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired. As in, when you’re struck by an urge to use (or drink, or use, or what-have-you that you shouldn’t), STOP (or, you know, […]

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This is the second installment of a two-part post about a recent writerly performance (or perform-y writingness). You can read the first installment here. At some point in your travels, when you’ve traveled long enough, you’re able to recognize what maybe you couldn’t in the moment as turning points. That night in the Westwood movie […]

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I had an extraordinary experience last Thursday night, and enough time to process it since that I feel like it warrants some dissection here on the digital word slab (which may be my new pet name for communicatrix-dot-com) this morning. The backstory of the event A few weeks ago, via Facebook, my friend Brenda Varda […]

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As one of my 10 goals in 2010+ is “Get back on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet 100%,” I probably should have spent Fat Tuesday whooping it up with all of the sugar, rice, wheat, chocolate, potatoes and etcetera (lots and lots of “etcetera” on the SCD) I won’t be able to eat anymore. Instead, I […]

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So far, and 48+ years is pretty far, I’ve not been able to sit still long enough to meditate. I’ve read about, listened to and met actual benefactors of its benefits, but if you sit me down for more than five minutes at a time without something to do (besides the not-doing of meditation), I […]

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As I close out my goal-setting for the coming 12 or so months*, I thought I’d post a few of the more universally-relevant (i.e., non-private) ones to the blog for the hell of it. The first one is the easiest (and thus far, most enjoyable): READ 52 BOOKS. As I noted in an earlier post […]

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After numerous setbacks, some regular-usuals that I now know to plan for (hello, holidays!), some spontaneous combustibles that required urgent but unscheduled attention, I wrapped up my goal planning for 2010. Yes, five weeks or roughly 10% of the way into the year I’m supposed to be living, I’m done planning for it.* It is […]

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