15Dec, 2016

Spreading Parcel Magic: Bella Grace Giveaway

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  The winter issue of Bella Grace hits newsstands today, and it features an article by yours truly! Because I am so very happy about my work being in this great magazine, and because it's the season of spreading around joy, I am giving away one issue of Bella Grace. All you gotta do is leave a comment about how [...]

7Dec, 2016

Artful Blogging Giveaway

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Today is St. Nikolaus, a day I remember fondly from my childhood (see my essay Giving Up Christmas in Tablet, which, incidentally, is an excerpt from my book Jumping Over Shadows.) St. Nikolaus is a day of small gifts, and so, since I have, as a contributor to Artful Blogging, the opportunity to host a giveaway, I'm offering it today and [...]

4Dec, 2016

8 Days of Chanukah Emails

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  I've got a new little project--not that I'm lacking for work or busy-ness, but holidays happen if you want them to or not. So this year, since Chanukah is so late in December, I thought I'd take the lead time to get organized. As part of that, I'm putting together a series of eight emails for Chanukah, one delivered [...]

23Nov, 2016

A Writing Exercise to Spark Real Thanksgiving Conversations

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One of my longtime memoir workshop students, David Thoele, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist, but he also serves as the Director of Narrative Medicine at Advocate Children's Hospital because he passionately believes in the healing power of writing. He developed and often uses what he calls the Three Minute Mental Makeover as a tool to get people to write who [...]

18Nov, 2016

Photo of the Week: Saguaro Cacti

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I've been traveling nonstop for the past two weeks, first to Arizona to attend my publisher's author retreat, then to Israel to attend my son's graduating ceremony from IDF advanced training. Opposite directions, similar climates, massive time changes, lots of time spent in airplane seats. On the way back from Israel we missed our connecting flight in Newark and got [...]

1Nov, 2016

My Artful Blogging Story

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Scottish Highlands, August 2015 Today the winter issue of Artful Blogging hits newsstands, and it features my photo essay "The Accidental Travel Blogger." This is a dream come true for me, and I want to celebrate by sharing a few photos that go along with the essay and by telling you how this came about. Being published in Artful Blogging is [...]

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