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How to vacation with a dog in Vermont

July 11, 2015

Summer’s flying by! The headlines? Daughter home from college. Boyfriend moving in the last of his possessions. Blog under major renovation. Writing, gardening, cleaning, adjusting…and, vacationing. With a dog. The […]

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Photos: How to visit California on a budget

October 27, 2014

Now I know why my friends who move to California never come back. The sights, the scenes, the food! Of course, the Golden State is also quite expensive. But good […]

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Books to help us write smart at work

July 24, 2014

Beware of career self-sabotage. It lurks in how we write office emails and memos. This has nothing to do with being a good writer. The problem is decoding office politics […]

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5 ways I’m losing weight as a healthy lifestyle

June 22, 2014

Over the past six months, I gained 10 pounds — the same 10 pounds I lose and gain every few years. Big sigh. I’m SO TIRED of this cycle — […]

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The end of the spring semester & what’s ahead

May 5, 2014

Well, we did it — we’ve made it through Spring 2014. After an endless winter that left everyone exhausted, another college semester is about to end. Yay! I love this […]

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Greetings from the Academy for Young Writers (AFYW)

March 20, 2014

Hey! It’s 3:02 p.m. and I’m blogging right this minute from a New York City public high school in Brooklyn. We’re at The Academy for Young Writers, in East New […]

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Off-Broadway: 10 reasons to see “Kung Fu”

February 21, 2014

Hurry — don’t ¬†miss “Kung Fu,” a new play about the late, great superstar Bruce Lee. This colorful Off-Broadway production has actors and sets that are constantly in motion. In […]

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