A Life, Replotted: On Renewal
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A Life, Replotted: On Renewal

It’s been twenty years since I’ve reported to a classroom on the Tuesday after Labor Day in an outfit carefully chosen ahead of time, but I still associate September with renewal. New classes. New clothes. New pens. New notebooks. And most welcome, a change of season. In September, the weather…

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A Life, Replotted: On Tearing Down Walls
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A Life, Replotted: On Tearing Down Walls

A few weeks ago, my introverted 11-year old announced with great pride, “Mom, yesterday I really pushed myself outside my comfort zone.” “Really?” I responded, shocked as much by his announcement as his semantics. (We don’t use phrases like comfort zone in our house.) He proceeded to tell me he…

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A Life, Replotted: Owning the O
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A Life, Replotted: Owning the O

“You gonna come for me?” my date said more than asked, too matter-of-factly as he unceremoniously slid his hand inside my jeans. “No,” I blurted out, not giving my mind time to volley between honesty and charades. “I’m not.” As the words came out, a jolt of power rushed through…

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A Life, Replotted: Divorcing Facebook
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A Life, Replotted: Divorcing Facebook

Two months ago, I got angry at the Facebook app, which for three days straight refused to reload updates. Instead it gave me the spinning wheel of death and ate up my time and precious battery power. “Take that,” I said in my head to Mark Zuckerberg as I pressed…

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A Life, Replotted: Finding the Edge
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A Life, Replotted: Finding the Edge

“I’m not bound by time” I used to say in my 20s when asked why I didn’t wear a watch. Now in my 40s, I still don’t wear a timepiece, but to say I’m not connected to the unavoidable ticking of the clock is far from the truth. I time…

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