Category Archives: Writing

Little Notes

I blame my husband. He started them thinking about the notes. One afternoon my four year old girl asked why I hadn’t put a note in her lunch. “What?” “Daddy puts notes in our lunch.” He’d been leaving notes on … Continue reading

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When You’re Married to a Writer

And you get a big rejection of a piece in an email while together you’re watching The Colbert Report, so you go into the kitchen and cry like a baby, and say “Nothing,” when your husband asks what’s wrong, and … Continue reading

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5 Lists for People Who Need to Feel Included Among People Who Have Lists

5 Things I Say Way Too Often Do you need to go pee pee? Do you need to go pee pee? Do you need to go pee pee? Enough with the fucking Band Aids already. Is that pee pee? 5 … Continue reading

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Dear Drinking Diaries…

I had the review of Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up written for weeks. I was adding things–material from an interview with the editors, personal anecdotes, and some embarrassingly accurate knowledge of the Alcoholics Anonymous program. And then the … Continue reading

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