Category Archives: stress

Fighting with A Teen-ager in the Age of Mass Shootings

I wrote some words this week and ended up mailing them to politicians. I’m posting them here, too: It’s Monday morning and my daughter just huffed off to school like she was looking to star in a remake of The Excorcist. She hissed something at … Continue reading

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I have always preached (to the members of my critique group, in particular) the importance of celebrating. Nice rejection letter? Celebrate! You sent out your manuscript? Celebrate! An editor said ‘gedzundheit’ when you sneezed all over her lapel? Celebrate! (After … Continue reading

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