“You sank my battleship!”

on April 25, 2018

That was the war cry of childhood board games when I was a kid and it was the tagline of the TV commercials. (The fact that we had commercials for a board game was a little odd, come to think of it. But then, we had commercials for a mattress spring that everyone pretended was…

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Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along The Way

on April 18, 2018

Every so often I repeat this post–one of my favorite pieces on writerly advice. First posted in April, 2013. This is one of those blog posts that usually gets an appalling title like “Advice to Young Writers”. We’ll call it something more modest—like “Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along the Way”. These are bits and pieces…

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Lazy cooking

on April 11, 2018

We’ve discussed my ambivalence about cooking, right? I mean, I don’t mind throwing together the occasional meal but UGH. EVERY DAY WITH THE FOOD. I am fine with eating the same breakfast for months on end. Currently this is 2% Greek yogurt topped with berries, slivered almonds, a few diced dried apricots, and a drizzle…

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All things Asheville

on April 4, 2018

So last month I was lucky enough to head down to Asheville for an annual writers’ retreat I do with a group of friends. It was my fourth trip to Asheville, and if you haven’t been, GO. It’s artsy and hip and full of fun things to do. You can hike or bike or kayak–all…

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