Monthly Archives: May 2013

No sitting!

Did you know that sitting can kill you? This is not something I want to hear as I prepare for a two-week, marathon writing adventure, and is probably not encouraging to anyone who works in an office. My mistake was … Continue reading

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High school reunions

There’s nothing like a high school reunion to take you back to the past, and in my case, way back. I’ve been to two of my reunions and figured those would be enough to satisfy me for the rest of … Continue reading

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What did your mother give you?

What did your mother give you? Inspired by Mother’s Day and the publication of a new book, What My Mother Gave Me, Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most,” I spent time today reflecting on how I’d respond if … Continue reading

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Worry lists

The iconic Mad Magazine cover character, Alfred E. Newman, says, “What me worry?”even though he looks like he should. Unlike Newman, I don’t look like I should worry, but I do. I worry and I like making and reading lists.  But I … Continue reading

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My encounter with Pico Iyer

Elliott Bay Book Company will soon celebrate its fortieth anniversary. The Seattle Times reported that the store was collecting customers’ recollections of experiences they’d had there, “from meeting your spouse in the stacks, to attending memorable readings…”  Below is the … Continue reading

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