Category Archives: Personal

Courage

Unless you’ve been living on top of a mountain for the past few years, you’ve probably heard about the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical  Hamilton. In Hamilton, writer/composer/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda told the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton in hip-hop verse with a cast of … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

“Oh, and when the kids are old enough We’re gonna teach them to fly…”                                                   Dave … Continue reading

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Becoming a grown up…for real

This morning, I was watching the New York Yankees’ Old Timers’ Day celebration on TV with my husband. At one point, the camera focused on the announcers in the booth in such a way that you could see the floor … Continue reading

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My New Wish List

When I was young, I only wanted two things: to publish a novel, and to travel to Britain. In 1996, my husband and I took a ten-day trip to London, York, and Edinburgh. It was everything I had hoped for. … Continue reading

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Changing My Relationship to A Wrinkle in Time

The film version of A Wrinkle in Time is coming to theaters soon. March 9. Every time I see the trailer, I get teary-eyed. I get chills. The emotions I feel, seeing my favorite novel from my childhood — indeed, … Continue reading

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Folding Back to the Beginning

Have you ever made a puff pastry? I did, once, with my dad, a wonderful amateur chef who taught me everything I know about cooking. To make a puff pastry, you start by making this dough, rolling it out very … Continue reading

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Memory Is Fickle

Today, as she handed me a copy of my novel to sign, a friend asked me how long this has been my dream. (Can I just take a moment to bask in that last sentence? A friend asked me to sign … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block? Who, Me?

I’ve always been proud to say I don’t get writer’s block. Believe me, I have plenty of petty work-avoidance techniques that enable me to say that. But until recently, I haven’t been writing. At all. First, there was the craziness … Continue reading

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Invisible Mothers

Nineteen years ago on this day, I became a mother without a child. I don’t talk much about it, mainly because it feels improper somehow, like I’m inflicting myself on others, making them uncomfortable. I’m sorry if this post makes … Continue reading

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“Hamilton: An American Musical”

To borrow a phrase from the show’s author, words fail. Three weeks ago, I became one of the lucky few who got the chance to see “Hamilton” on Broadway. Three months ago, I had never heard of “Hamilton.” Back before … Continue reading

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