I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Check out my evolving cartooning style

February 26, 2012

I can’t wait for someone to ask me about my weekend. Single, middle-aged me finally has a truly interesting answer: “My weekend? Oh, it was great. I spent it drawing […]

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Sweet letters from my students: how to write conversationally

February 1, 2012

At colleges everywhere, the spring semester has sprung without me! But at least my former students are still around. Some even send nice notes that are great examples of ways […]

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Last day of teaching

December 15, 2011

Well, it finally happened. This morning was the last day of the semester for my NYU journalism class. Now that it’s over, I am out of the teaching business. Starting […]

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I’m leaving teaching & returning to reporting

December 6, 2011

The good news is that I just landed a full-time journalism job! As for the bad news: I have given up all of my teaching gigs. At least, for now… […]

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How to choose a good shrink

November 29, 2011

Today’s post is inspired by the single most frequent question that readers ask me: How does a person get started with therapy? How do I choose a good shrink? Up […]

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What is YouTube about?

November 15, 2011

Most of us visit YouTube when we’re in the mood to watch music videos or silly segments featuring cute babies, cute animals, cute baby animals or cute, stupid people. But […]

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3 great writing tips that transform my students

October 25, 2011

I have a ton of writing tips. But for students in a hurry, three essentials always work. Together, they constitute a crash course in cleaning up how they express themselves. […]

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