Monthly Archives: January 2013


Source: via Codefetti LLC on Pinterest ~~ I surrender. I’ve been pondering the difference between giving up and surrender. To me, giving up feels like abandoning a dream. Walking away from something unfinished. Not being brave, perhaps. Not giving … Continue reading

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Wil of God

                          Today is the day! Carrie Wilson Link’s long awaited book, Wil of God, is released. “Wil of God is the story of a tightly wound special needs … Continue reading

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Dentists and Autism

Just before leaving to pick up Seth at school yesterday, I got a reminder in the mail from our most recent dentist. It’s time for cleanings. In the car, I found myself getting more and more agitated. This is the … Continue reading

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Let’s Take the Long Way Home

I just finished Gail Caldwell’s memoir Let’s Take the Long Way Home(Random House, 2010). It is a book about two friends, and one of the friends dies, and it is sad. I didn’t spoil anything, the death is mentioned on … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Guilt

I’m up in my office fretting that I should be downstairs. Feeling guilty about holing out in my room. I’ve not done much writing today. The family pull, the feeling of obligation is strong. I’m half downstairs anyway, even when … Continue reading

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Israel and Iran: A love story?


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Regreso: A Journey

My friend Jen is heading to El Salvador, the country of her birth. She was adopted in 1980 and barely escaped the country’s civil war in which 75,000 Salvadorans were killed. In El Salvador she will be attending a conference … Continue reading

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You’re Okay

By now most of you have probably seen this video of little Jessica doing her positive affirmations in the mirror, just loving herself. I came across the video again the other day. A couple of clicks down the YouTube rabbit … Continue reading

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I kissed a book, and I liked it

Juhi, long time reader of this blog and all around good person (she donated toward Jingle over four years ago!) at Nooks & Crannies tagged me in this meme. 1. Are you genre agnostic or do you read only specific … Continue reading

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