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Post image for Clearing gutters in a snowstorm & more, with photos

Ugh, the endless snowstorms! I can find a life lesson in almost anything. But this is one I would’ve preferred to skip. Still, I am learning. The takeaway: Be thoughtful about simple, little details. They hold consequences. This is a huge change in my approach to snow. As a homeowner, I tend to resent all […]

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Post image for I just quit my job in a bad economy. Yes, really.

After 16 months of full-time journalism, I am now officially unemployed. Never ever before have I quit a job without lining up a new gig. And so begins the next adventure, of reinventing myself — yet again — while living off my savings. This is incredibly scary for me. As a single mom with a […]

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Post image for Four reasons why we need routines

We’re entering Week 3 after Hurricane Sandy and I am finding that even my relatively unscathed life has been upended. There’s no going back. I am in search of a routine in the new normal. Even though I suffered no property damage and only lost power for four days, I am frickin’ exhausted. The first […]

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Post image for Another year, another birthday

At some point earlier this summer, I turned 56. Horrors! (I never posted the date on my Facebook because I worry about identity theft. Does that make me sound like an overly-cautious old lady? Ha.) The idea of approaching the big 6-0 is mind boggling. How in the world did I end up wandering this […]

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Food is fun

July 24, 2012 · 10 comments

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Remember when my daughter went away to camp in early July? And how I was home alone trying to find new things to look forward to? Well, with the kid outta the house, my daily treats were most often about food. This is the beginning of a process raised in my earlier post: “Can I […]

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Post image for 3 new ways to find love

Last night, I felt a twinge when a gal pal happily shared that she was about to meet a new man for a drink. And instead of being jealous, I was inspired. You go, gurrrrl! But what about me? If there’s one thing I’m learning ┬áin both my personal and professional life is that agonized […]

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