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A Chapter Closes

This time two years ago, heavily pregnant with our last child, I felt a silent pull. I didn’t want to return to work soon after baby was born. Or any time in the foreseeable future. With a two year-old and … Continue reading

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Life These Days

We’ve started to find our day-to-day groove with a larger, wilder, messier family. Some days certainly come apart at the seams more than others, but patterns are emerging. Here’s a little entry to process and reflect. Kids Life with two … Continue reading

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Silently Drawn: So I Quit My Job, Now What?

This morning, standing in front of 20 or so surprisingly eager 10th graders in their Writers Workshop class, I got the giddy urge to share the news. After ten years, it’s my last week as a teacher. At least for … Continue reading

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Ingredients for Creativity, According to Me, Steve Jobs, Einstein, and my Cousin Lisa

Something that’s been on my mind is creativity: what is it and how does it happen? Halloween week seems a particularly apt week to explore it. More than any other holiday, Halloween celebrates creativity. The focus isn’t on gifts or … Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Teenagers

“The secret message communicated to most young people today is that they are not needed, that society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reigns. Yet the … Continue reading

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