Category Archives: the world around me

#MiPositivity

My daughter and I traipsed into an antique jewelry store in La Jolla, California and started to browse. We found pins we liked and earrings, a necklace, a ring. The woman proprietor came over and started to chat. Turns out, … Continue reading »

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We’ve Been Betrayed by Social Media

I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I’m convinced: we have been betrayed by social media. People post about their “wonderful” spouses with whom they are so divinely in love. They post about their BFFs and their magnificent parties … Continue reading »

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Midlife Crisis

Have you ever wondered if you are doing what you should be doing? If you are making a difference in the world? Do you think time is running out and you’d better step up or shut up? I look around … Continue reading »

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Writing with Middle-Schoolers After the First Snow

What my life looks like from the other side of the world; an interesting and humbling exercise. Excess, I imagine the little old lady carrying water buckets to rice paddies would say. Here, we are always looking to find ourselves … Continue reading »

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Don’t Be Afraid of Change

This week, I met people who discount blogging and social media as a valid form of transmitting stories. How short-sighted. In this day and time, new media, alternative media and social media are not only valid, they’re extremely important if … Continue reading »

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