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Another Year, Another BlogHer

Another Year, Another BlogHer

By on Jul 29, 2014 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 9 comments

On Friday night at BlogHer, I found myself in deep conversation with a woman who was in the process of reinventing herself after sending the last child off to college. You know, much like I’m trying to do. She told me she had just sold her business, which consisted of a couple of hobby and crafts stores in the San Diego area. “You look so...

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BlogHer, Empty Nests, Uteri and Heart

BlogHer, Empty Nests, Uteri and Heart

By on Jul 24, 2014 in Blather | 0 comments

Once again, I am at the annual BlogHer conference. I got here the old-fashioned way: I drove the 318 miles from my home to the San Jose Convention Center in a little over 5 hours (which isn’t bad, considering how many pee breaks I need to take these days). I was lucky that I did not have to make the drive alone: I had a friend along for company, and for...

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The Day Before My Birthday

The Day Before My Birthday

By on May 23, 2014 in Baby You Can Drive My Car, Blather | 1 comment

I celebrated my birthday this week. I suppose “celebrate” is too strong a word. At my advanced age (58!! OMG!), all I could muster was an acknowledgement that another year had passed all too quickly (impossible to ignore, thanks to Facebook and dozens of birthday greetings from friends and acquaintances, which I have to admit: I do enjoy). I went out to...

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April Was the Cruelest Month

April Was the Cruelest Month

By on May 8, 2014 in Blather | 2 comments

It’s bad enough that the Ides of April coincides with Tax Day – but this year, we had the extra expense of a large auto repair bill (thanks, Volvo)… and some last-minute travel. Megan got in to seven out of the ten colleges and universities she applied to. That was the good news. The bad news is that the three campuses that rejected her were all in...

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Comedy is Hard

Comedy is Hard

By on Apr 2, 2014 in Agents of Zeitgeist, Television | 2 comments

The #CancelColbert controversy over the weekend has gotten me thinking about the perils of being a comedy professional — which I am not. However, some thirty years ago I was an aspiring sitcom writer and was working behind the scenes in comedy television, and totally agree that Comedy is HARD. So is navigating the many avenues of race and ethnicity in 21st...

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