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Cantering: As Easy as Falling Off a Horse

I bounced along in a fast and much too dangerous canter, which I’d just learned is like a gallop with a missing beat. I had been trotting so well, too, even lifted a hand from the saddle to give my mother-in-law … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude in My Facebook Feed

Schadenfreude: pleasure derived from the misfortune of another, or, just maybe, from the fortune he never wanted Although he was my mortal enemy and chief bully during my formative years, my brother Steve and I reached a détente when I reached my … Continue reading

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Bánh Mì: The Best Sandwich in the World (a Second Stay at Home Date Night)

{Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} .Homemade Pork Bánh Mì for Stay at Home Date Night The story behind my obsession with this sandwich Perhaps you too would have felt cranky and dubious if you’d been lost in Little Italy, dragging … Continue reading

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My #BlogHer15 Recap as a Timid and Squeamish VOTY Featured Honoree: From Excited to Terrified to Exuberant

TL;DR: I made it through my terrifying speech as a VOTY featured honoree just fine, met inspiring people, and learned a lot at #BlogHer15, and although I’m a timid introvert, I even socialized. #BlogHer15 Recap: The Long Version A shortened version of my video … Continue reading

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I accidentally angered a psychic

I’m not superstitious. Sure, I knock on wood when something could jinx me, and I throw salt over my shoulder when I upset the shaker. And there was the Great Fortune Cookie Scare of 2011. I see my little rituals … Continue reading

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Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand

An expanse of deep mud separated us from our quixotic destination, having been abandoned by the tide hours before. My husband shook his weary head at me. Surely I didn’t want to drag our boys through the mud on the … Continue reading

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Tunnels of Love

{Join me in “MultiMEDIA Splice,” a new link party. Directions below.} “Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in … Continue reading

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Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon (MultiMEDIA Splice #1, a new link party)

{Join me in this new “MultiMEDIA Splice” link party. Directions below.} Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon Sure, I’ve had some success serving my family root vegetable tagine or butternut squash pasta sauce on Meatless Mondays, but the fact is … Continue reading

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Fitbit to be Tied, Part 2

{Previous post: Fitbit to be Tied, Part 1} Strapping on a Fitbit activity tracker did indeed make me more active this summer. I’ve worn a pedometer in the past, but the Fitbit offered a new twist in the form of … Continue reading

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When the interviewer gets interviewed

{Read the article: Part 1; Part 2} When you’re a timid introvert, a perk of being a reporter is that you’re never the subject of the story. Fresh out of college, I worked as a reporter for a small town … Continue reading

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