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2013 Week 50: Meeting role model and guru, Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve been lucky enough to see author Elizabeth Gilbert speak, not once, but twice now, after two different books yielding two different experiences. I stumbled across Liz’s (yes, I’ll call her Liz) work seven years ago when my book club … Continue reading

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2013 Week 47: “Don’t wait to follow the angels.”

Inspiration comes last, or second to last. But it rarely comes first. Don’t wait for it. It won’t just show up. Not unless, and until, you put your butt in the chair first and do the work. Those are words, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 46: Lessons from a toddler — wear gloves to breakfast

I love this quote by Theodore Roosevelt about the difference between people who try and people who criticize those who make mistakes. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, … Continue reading

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2013 Week 43: So, I have this idea for a book …

For years and years I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a novel. If you’ve known me long, it might not be hard to imagine. I’ve always been a writer. Some of my earliest memories are of creating characters, building … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘Bringing Up Bébé’

My friend, Stacey, sent me a copy of the much-talked-about book, “Bringing Up Bebe,” by Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist living in Paris. I was curious about it for two reasons. First, anyone who gives a nod to Katharine Hepburn … Continue reading

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