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Expectations vs. Reality in the Age of Coronavirus

We have been isolating since March 16th. This is the end of our sixth week working from home, learning from home, relying on others to deliver essential (and let's be real, non-essential) supplies, and being on Zoom and Marco Polo more hours than we're sleeping. This is the Age of Coronavirus Isolation, and I don't… Continue reading Expectations vs. Reality in the Age of Coronavirus

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#MotivationMonday, Intentional Living, writing workshop

What I’m growing this summer

While a lot of my friends are growing beautiful flowers and a cornucopia of vegetables, my garden remains barren. See, I have a little bit of a black thumb. The way I kill plants (even the lowest maintenance ones), it amazes me that I was able to keep a cat alive for 11 years and… Continue reading What I’m growing this summer

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But every month is National Book Month!

October is National Book Month, at least according to social media and all those calendars of obscure holidays. But in my world, every month is National Book Month. While I never intended (and still don't) to become a "book blogger," reading is the one thing I do consistently every single day, no matter what, and… Continue reading But every month is National Book Month!

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FALLing into a good book (or ten)

If you've been around this blog for a while, you probably already know that fall is the most wonderful time of the year for me. My two favorite holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - are in the fall. I love the crisp air, wearing boots and scarves, drinking all the salted caramel drinks Starbucks can… Continue reading FALLing into a good book (or ten)

#last90days, challenge, change, goals, writing workshop


Fall is in the air. Well, OK, maybe not here in the South, but fall is in the air in my mind. I know a lot of people are motivated by January 1, but I've always been more motivated by fall. Perhaps it's having been a student and then a teacher for so many years,… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

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The year of intention

Don't worry - you didn't sleep through the last six months of 2018. The ball hasn't dropped to usher in 2019 (though time is going so fast, I'm pretty sure it will feel like only the blink of an eye before it does!). But today does mark the beginning of a new Jewish year, and… Continue reading The year of intention