one bag to rule them all, part 2

I think I might have finally found it—the one bag to rule them all. At least, I’ve found something that mostly works for the time being, and that seems fairly miraculous right about now. Here’s the bag I’m using and am feeling positive about: eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekend Convertible Junior For the past however […]

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the shy writer raises her hand

I am a shy and somewhat anxious writer. Not all writers are alike. Some are outgoing and extraverted. Some are adrenaline junkies. Some are self-congratulatory and aloof. Some are confident and outspoken. And so on. But the stereotype of the introverted writer who is more comfortable in her own company, sequestered in a cozy office […]

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guest post: Writing Snacks, with Wendy Wagner

It’s guest post day! Wendy Wagner is one of the members of my truly amazing writers group, and she makes the best snacks for our meetings and write-ins. She’s shared her super yummy (and super easy) roasted garbanzo beans recipe below. Wendy is also one of the most generous and cheerful people I know, and […]

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owning it

I’m afraid I’m getting worse about responding to email in a timely manner. There are people who reached out to me months ago (or even longer) about dysautonomia or backpacks or writing, who still haven’t gotten a reply from me. It’s not because I’m poor at time management, though I could stand to improve. It’s […]

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how I make pickle soup

Because I find making (and enjoying) a pot of homemade soup to be one of the finest comforts around, and because a lot of people keep thinking I’m joking when I mention pickle soup, here’s my inexact recipe for pickle soup. This is technically vegetarian/vegan, but yours doesn’t have to be. Cut up two or […]

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a decided lack of sympathy

It’s really too bad that Mr. Trump has gotten his feelings hurt so easily and so quickly after taking office. He has been taken to task by the national and international press and by individual American citizens—and, I believe, rightly so. On only Mr. Trump’s third day on the job, his press secretary made an […]

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