Book Review: Between You & Me by Mary Norris

I have a confession--I am unabashedly good with words. (You can't tell, right?) I can spell just about anything even if I've only heard it once, even if I don't know what it means. For as long as I can remember, I loved to read. And when I was a newbie to America learning English …

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Book Review: Farsighted by Steven Johnson

If there's anything that I've learned from the past year or two of writing consistently and putting it out there for everyone to see, I learned that human beings can be quite snotty. All it takes is a single bad review or comment to really ruin a person's day. It's something I've had to accept--that …

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What does success look like? (from the New York Times)

In other words, the price of familial obligation As a prolific reader of any publication that contain the words “New York” I subscribe to a lot of newsletters from—you guessed it—the New York Times. One of them is called The Edit, a newsletter specifically for the “young” ones, written by recent college graduates about things …

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What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About–a review and other things

About a month ago, I read what was perhaps one of the most brave, honest and poignant books of the year called What My Mother and I Don't Talk About edited by Michele Filgate. The title is long, but attractive to me nonetheless. And true to its form, it's a collection of stories from a …

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The mystery of the boomerang generation, to me anyway

I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty typical kid. As a little girl, I didn’t like wearing dresses, but I liked playing with dolls – I even made clothes for them – as well as hopscotch, jump rope, marble games, and an imaginary game called “House” with the neighborhood boys. (You can guess how …

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Screen time, breaks, and everything in between

Hey! I'm poking my head in here to say that I'm still around. Its been a little quiet here in the past few weeks because...well, I kind of needed to be after talking about death.  Such a deep subject that I had no experience in talking to children about but personal experience with--well, that requires …

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