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Sharon Olds

The first poem of Sharon Olds’s I ever read came from my brother Tim.  It was a pretty blow-you-away, killer kind of poem called “I Go Back to May 1937.”  You can read it here.  It’s one of the great and damning poems read during Sean Penn’s movie Into the Wild. Of course I acquired […]

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Gillian Welch’s “Orphan Girl”

Dan and I first heard this song at a concert in Central Park where Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Gillian Welch were all on the ticket. The song meant something to us, of course, because of our impending adoption.  It also meant something to me, because, at times, I’ve felt like an orphan girl.  Maybe […]

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So Much To Tell & Chekhov’s Complaint

So, lots of good stuff to tell.  Eve got a wonderful review in Publisher’s Weekly.  What a relief!  Ha, ha. Brilliance Audio has bought the audio rights to Eve, and they’re starting to record next Monday.  The audiobook will be out the same time as Eve (in January).  Fab. I’ve been asked to speak at […]

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The Power of Now, Part 2

I keep arguing with this book as I’m reading it, but Tolle makes some good points.  Things to think about. I agree that we only have the now, the present moment.  If you believe in God and eternity, you have that, too, but you can’t live that part of your life now.  You can only […]

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The Luckiest by Ben Folds

Marriage is hard enough, because you have to learn to communicate properly and work at accommodating someone else–his or her opinions and wishes and quirks.  Dan and I have been through many difficult times together, just like any couple.  We’ve had our knock-out-drag-out fights.  We’ve given each other the silent treatment.  You name it, we’ve […]

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