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Improv Everywhere!

I recently listened to a TED talk by Charlie Todd, the creator of Improv Everywhere. “Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Check out one of my favorite videos here. Trust me. It will make your day.

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Questioningly Results: The Best Literary Facebook Status Updates

The New Yorker Culture Desk recently had a contest on Twitter: “What would be the best imagined status update for a literary character?” I won an honorable mention for mine: The Very Hungry Caterpillar has posted, “Eat, Sleep, Transform.” Check out the full article HERE . It’s very clever. Plus, you can share in my excitement […]

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A Tribute to Adam Yauch, MCA

I can still remember most of the lyrics to “Paul Revere”. When I was just 11-years-old, my bunkmates at Camp Akiba and I sang it all the time. But, it would be years until I really understood the humor, irony, and creativity of the Beastie Boys. In high school, my girlfriends and I rediscovered the […]

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See Jane Run

I went for a jog the other day. I’m not much of a runner, but something clicked. Not physically – more of an Aha Moment. I know so many people, women especially, who have recently trained for a big race. Women you would least expect to wake up at 5am and run everyday. Why run […]

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Bloomindc in LA

I thought I would be writing up a storm during our week in beautiful sunny Santa Monica. The truth is, I’m not so inspired. Don’t get me wrong, we’re a walk away from the type of beauty that makes you want to say a prayer of thanks to whatever god you believe in. The Pacific […]

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Lists

Speaking of lists, does anybody else write stuff on their To Do list just so you can cross it off? Shower. √ Get dressed. √ Feed baby. √ Eat cookies and watch tv. √ √

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The Little Things

What are you thankful for? Sure, everybody is grateful for family, friends, and health. But for many of us, keeping it all in perspective and looking at the big picture is difficult. We’re not supposed to sweat the small stuff, but that’s often easier said than done. When you get a flat tire, spill coffee […]

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Laptops and Coffee Shops

We finally bought a laptop! The fabulous MacBook Air is a welcome new addition to our family. It is yet another investment toward my writing life. For some time now, I’ve wanted a laptop. OK, not just any laptop, but a Mac, with it’s sleek, shiny, portable design. After all, you can’t really call yourself […]

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Why I Don’t Fast

I used to fast in observance of Yom Kippur. It is a day to atone for our wrongdoings, and show solidarity for those who go hungry. Many fast simply because this is how they were brought up, and they want to carry on the tradition. For others, the annual day of atonement and fasting alleviates […]

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October 2001

(This essay was adapted from a journal entry.) Yesterday, I began the overwhelming task of packing my belongings to return home from Seville. I sifted through clothes, shoes, purses, kitchen supplies, photos, books, and some really random memorabilia. Mixed in with the chaos that was my life abroad, I found the two New York City […]

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