30 Days of Dares

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Click to tweet 30 Daring Days to your friends and followers! The Internet changed the world. Its reach makes everyone a virtual neighbor, brings knowledge in a simple Google search, helps artists raise money for their films, lets you reestablish … Continue reading

Un-becoming

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“Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” ~ Unknown Read that again… and let it sink in. … Continue reading

Friendship

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I’m not impressed with 2012. It has been the craziest rollercoaster year of my life. Frankly, it’s been so devastating at times I’ve actually hoped the Mayans are right. When life propels you into a shit storm, it’s easy to … Continue reading

Forgive and Forget

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God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one. ~ Rumi Forgiveness doesn’t come naturally to a Sicilian like me. I can … Continue reading

Passing

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Passing. It’s what cars do on the road, what children do in school, and what people do in life. Pass each other, sometimes forming friendship lasting for decades, sometimes for minutes. Two weeks ago, my best friend and production company … Continue reading

Learning to Cope

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I’ve been a therapy-goer for years, up until a session eight months ago, when I had one of those enlightening ah-ha moments. The very last thing I said to my therapist as I left was, “I’m ready to work on … Continue reading

Teen Taxi

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Every weekday morning, I make the 30-minute drive, taxing my teenagers to school, complete with loud “ghetto music,” frantic last-minute studying for tests, and the random, “Shit, I forgot my backpack!” as we pull into the school’s lot. Sure, I … Continue reading

Venomous Words

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A giggle, a smirk, a jealous comment said behind someone’s back. Seems harmless, but what happens when the person you’re gossiping about overhears? Recently I’ve been a victim of such gossip. “Friends” I thought respected and supported me both professionally … Continue reading

Voyeurism, Jerks, and Energy

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In my Panera office, I’m as much a voyeur as a writer – though I’m not sure there’s a difference. I witness everything from chattering blind dates to retired couples slurping their soup-of-the-day, not speaking at all. Occasionally I’ll see … Continue reading

Point Break

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In the past two years, I can count the number of days I’ve taken off on one hand. One hand. I plow through each day with an overfull pile of work and constant requests for help as if I am … Continue reading

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