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What I learned (and What I Already Knew) From Making a Vision Board

Symbols are the language of the subconscious.  All along I’ve been a writer who could only draw abstract things, like mazes, mandalas, and a basic tree with branches and leaves, and never showed any skill at drawing; I thought I … Continue reading

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I am happy with no more than a tenuous connection to reality, such as quiet music playing in the background, something only touching my ears, no vision in my eyes, shallow breath in my lungs.   I crave that floaty feeling, … Continue reading

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NATURE WRITING WORKSHOP AUGUST 25TH

Nature Writing Workshop taught in a natural setting in Westchester County, NY

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Remembering September 11, 2001

We haven’t even entered the memorial, and already I feel something. Memories of where I was when United Flight #175 struck the World Trade Center south tower come rushing back vividly.  American Flight #11 had already crashed into the north … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Appreciate About Snow

This was my status update the other day when New York got it’s first snow of winter (not to omit the Halloween storm that took out a large tree and downed power lines on our property): “I don’t like snow. … Continue reading

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What I Love About Winter

I’m going to be honest. I hate winter. I’m going to be honest again. Gratitude’s all the rage, but sometimes I don’t feel grateful. I may feel frustrated or ignored, which makes me mad, and worried I’ve taken a wrong … Continue reading

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Add Years To Your Life

We travel to Manhattan all the time, but this was our first MetroNorth and NYC Subway ride, leading to a lovely outing in SoHo visiting galleries, cafés, and my favorite old haunt, Washington Square Park. Then a walk all the … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a perfectionist.

I will never give up the notion that perfection can be achieved. All forces of nature and culture tend toward entropy, chaos, or at least diversity. Repetition with variation, meaning, no two things are alike. Still, I believe in perfection. … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide

What if all catastrophes in our lives could be predicted? Is my life about to change? Let’s just say, with Hurricane Irene predicted to make landfall here Sunday, the odds of a life changing event come into focus, and they … Continue reading

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Take it on the Chin

This morning, things did not go according to plan. The plan had been in place for weeks (in my mind) to go on a favorite hike on Chicago’s north shore. Down through the ravines, to the beach, have lunch and … Continue reading

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