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Have You Ever Experienced a Pivotal Moment in Your Life?

From my podcast of the same name. Today we’re talking about pivotal or defining moments in our lives.  Singular or plural.  Have you ever experienced one?  If so, was it painful or exhilarating?  How did it change you? Maybe you’ve never labeled your aha moments as such—pivotal—but we all have moments where our vision has […]

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What 10 Books Have Influenced How You Look At the World?

We have winners for the two up-for-grab issues of Books & Culture, May/June 2010 issue! Renae and Lindsey.  Congratulations, you two!  If you’ll e-mail me at comment4elissa at gmail dot com and provide me with your addresses, I shall send them straightaway.  Happiest of reading to you. John Wilson, my editor at Books & Culture, […]

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Momma Zen Does It Again

In January, while the cold wintry winds blew the snow into higher mounds outside, I holed up in a local coffee shop and read an advance copy of Karen Maezen Miller’s new book Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life. I didn’t know what to expect, except as most of you know by […]

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Moon Picnic

That’s what Liliana has nicknamed our nighttime-sitting-out-on-the-deck here in the Caribbean. With the waves crashing in the distance…with the frogs and crickets singing nearby…with the tranquility of a small island… How can I blog tonight? We can catch up mañana. As a bonus, I’ll point you in the direction of Momma Zen’s site, at which […]

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Well, you’ll all be wondering what exactly went on at this mother’s retreat I went to on Saturday, and you’re in luck, because I shall tell you all about it.  Sidle up a little closer, friend, because I’m ready to dish all.  And every mistake I make in explaining it (because really, it’s unexplainable!) is […]

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