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Writing Into The Blur: Using Brain Science to Write Your Memoir with Wendy Fontaine Sunday, January 21 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Writers At Work 4022 Fountain Ave., Suite 202, Los Angeles, 90029 $50 preregistered (by Jan. 15) $60 at the door Light refreshments will be served Memoir is a genre composed of personal memories, […]

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Every Last Lie

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica My rating: 3 of 5 stars Good read. Lots of suspense. I liked that just when I thought I’d figured something out, there was a twist. Some things I did figure out. And some I didn’t. Very good pacing. I thought there was a bit too much reflection and […]

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How A Meal Kit is Making Me A Better Parent

My daughter chopped the garlic and sliced the sweet peppers. I browned the beef and grated the ginger. Then we slipped the peppers into the oven for roasting and boiled two handfuls of udon noodles. Thirty minutes later, we had a killer stir fry for dinner. More important, though, was what we didn’t have: arguments […]

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It’s not too late for a summer read

Looking for a good end-of-summer book? Here’s a list I wrote for a magazine in Rhode Island called Newport Mercury. Some great titles here! What I’m reading right now: The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens.

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Yoga & Writing Workshop

My friend Grace and I are teaching a special workshop on writing and yoga on Sunday, April 23. Would love to see you there! Shining the Light: Awakening Through Yoga and Writing with Grace & Wendy Yoga and writing have a lot in common. Both require practice and can be used as tools to awaken […]

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Me and my momma. 1977

Me and my mother, 1977. Old Orchard Beach, Maine. In this photo, my mother is only 22 years old. We are at an amusement park at the beach – in one of those photo booths. I don’t remember much about this day, since I was just three years old. But I wish I could remember […]

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New for 2017: Artwork featuring my writing

Here’s some exciting news for 2017. Now you can buy artwork and merchandise with my writing on it. Thank you to the artist, Lori Soucie, for featuring my words on her images, which are gorgeous and mesmerizing and inspired largely by nature. The first image is called Faith, and it’s all about trusting your choices. […]

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There is always love

Christmas is a really difficult time for me. Every year, I have these weird flashbacks to the first holiday during divorce – wandering the mall with a two-year-old, trying to figure out how to be festive for a toddler, wrangling a giant blue spruce into the living room when all I really wanted to do […]

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That crazy thing? Do it.

You know that crazy thing you’re thinking about doing? Call me. Because I’m going to tell you to do it. Six years ago this week, Angie and I sold everything we owned and got on a plane to Los Angeles. Everything I never knew I wanted was on the other side of that decision. New […]

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A poem for moms

You are You are the morning wake-up call – the egg scrambler the chocolate milk mixer the ponytail maker the missing sneaker finder. You are the personal chef – the cookie baker the lunchbox packer the mac and cheese expert the midnight snack assembler. You are the labor pool – the play-date planner the crossing […]

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