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inspiration.

This quote motivates me.  

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Mom, I’m in the Dictionary!

A very exciting thing happened to me today. A few hours after I came in to work, a colleague told me that I had been cited by the people who write the dictionary.   And, absurd as the claim seemed to be at the time, it was true! In an article on the changing uses of… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Even two decades into the age of the internet, many people can still be extremely curmudgeonly about the stuff that we read online. For way too many, blogs, websites and Twitter profiles sort of exist alongside but not within literature. I personally think we need to read both books and blogs. And so here is this… Read more »

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In The Future…

In the future, we will no longer need to burn books. Most people will just not read them — voluntarily. (That, my friends, is my depressing thought of the day. See you tomorrow.)  

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

April. Warm weather (occasionally). Friends. Spinning world. Busy life. Links for you.   1.Did you ever want to know what other title ideas S.E. Hinton had while writing The Outsiders? Wonder no longer. 2. This photo essay on present-day Casablanca is vivid, colourful, and full of life. It tells so many stories about the people who live there…. Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

I often wonder what the millennial obsession with the internet will look like when my generation hits thirty, forty and fifty. Will we still be posing for selfies and wanting to document everything? Contrary to many a snarky think-piece from the baby boomers, these tendencies seem to be a product of the times rather than… Read more »

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The Writing Space.

The writing/creative space: we all have one. Right now, mine is not particularly elegant or interesting. Instead of the sprawling mahogany table with a window onto the ocean, it is a desk with lots of Diet Coke and string cheese.   In other words, so me.  

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things (Foodie Edition!)

This week was pretty much all about the food. I didn’t exactly plan to spend so much of the last seven days reading, scrolling through, and, of course, eating delicious dishes of all types and textures but you can always trust a true foodie to find her way to the pasta-rolling photo on Instagram. These… Read more »

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Flattery Gets You Nowhere

These days, it’s easy for writers to become convinced that all work we put out into the world is equally good. Most people in our circles are not writers, after all, and will like everything we post on Facebook. They will say that your work is just lovely and that, in itself, can be very… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It’s wild to think that we are only a few days shy of April. In New York, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring — bulky winter coats and little piles of dirty snow are still a more common sight than leaves or sandals on the street. But time still passes and, with it, brings your… Read more »