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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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How To Get Your Juices Flowing

Do you know what it feels like to be “in the flow”? You may have even used the phrase without knowing its origins. A famous theorist and author with a hard-to-pronounce name changed my life. If you haven’t already read … Continue reading

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3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Gardening

1. “Intuition is good; sometimes Internet is better.” Fourth of July, for the FIRST time, I looked up something about gardening on the Internet—why my broccoli had burst into flowers. It didn’t resemble the broccoli I knew and loved. I … Continue reading

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I wanna feel something.

The TV shows I’ve been watching (Mad Men, Californication, Nurse Jackie) come close to wowing me, then stop short. Like sex where you don’t get your release. So, I asked David, the movie critic, to recommend a movie that will … Continue reading

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The Punchlist

I’m like the suburban housewife version of The Karate Kid. Five hours of tree pruning, cutting, raking, tying bundles, and marking larger branches for removal, and every muscle’s feelin’ it. I’ve got some rad “carnage,” too (bruises and cuts). Thank … 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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Bees in Her Bonnet

One thing I love about being a parent is the novelty of everything. All the firsts in my daughter’s life thrill me more than I ever knew they would. I’m a novelty seeker by nature. And, having moved from Manhattan … Continue reading

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My World, Her World, Their World, Our World

Anyone who knows me will understand what a momentous occasion this was:   Adela’s first ladybug encounter. It was the first time she had a bug crawl on her. We were exploring the community garden, one of her favorite places … Continue reading

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Where The Id Takes Me

What’s most marvelous to me about having a baby is being able to witness pure id, personified. It is manifested in the baby’s jump from smiles to tears. She cannot express herself in words. So, when Junior from Big Apple … Continue reading

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