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If you haven’t figured it out by now, I tend to take things very seriously. And by “things”, I mean everything. What you say to me in a casual email. What I say to you in line at Starbucks. What I read on your Facebook timeline. And always, always what I am working on. When […]

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[Long-ass video clocking in at a whoppin’ 5:05] Salutations, and apologies for the distinctly lengthy, somewhat self-indulgent, purportedly “useful” video above. In my defense (and I’m nothing if not defensive), I’m both: (a) woefully (or not) out of practice; and (b) pressed for the kind of time needed to write a shorter letter. We’re looking […]

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This post is #50 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 its author, please give generously. And pass it on. Roughly 18 months […]

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This post is #45 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 its author, please give generously. And pass it on. Yes, you have […]

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Sep 8, 2011 Comments Off

The lost days of summer

This post is #44 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 its author, please give generously. And pass it on. Between the hacking, […]

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This post is #31 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 its author, please give generously. And pass it on. FOR THEM OF […]

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Writer lemonade

This post is #17 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 its author, please give generously. And pass it on. A few years […]

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[watch Travel baggie hack on YouTube; running time 3:01] Amazingly simple tip that has helped quell my (considerable) anxiety about arriving or departing without mission-critical dongles, USB cords and other electronic doodads when traveling. Required: the appropriately-sized zippy freezer bag for electronic crap an index card and writing device What you do: make list of […]

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[Watch “Create your own ‘flix’ queue” on YouTube; running time 3:34] I’m a big fan of Netflix streaming video, but there are also other groovy things on the Internet that I might want to watch sometime, “sometime” being “later, not now while I’m busy trying to stop procrastinating with these other five things and get back […]

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[Watch “Curbing (online) impulse spending” on YouTube; running time 2:24] What this is: Having taken quite the hiatus from earning money last year, even dealing with it, you might say, I’ve been getting very serious about becoming a grownup with money. I promise not to turn this blog into a big, long, snoozy preachfest, but […]

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