Category Archives: Blogs and blogging

Facebook Shitstorm

If you’ve read Scribblegal in the past, you’re probably aware of my political viewpoints. I’m a proud liberal and if I thought there were a hell, it would freeze over before that changed. I’m for raising up the bottom, equalizing … Continue reading

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Absent without leave

The two months since I wrote my last blog have been sucked up by the black hole of time. Looking back over my planner, I see that I haven’t suffered from a dearth of activities. I have no memory of … Continue reading

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I’m back

Perhaps you, my subscribers, have noticed that my blogs haven’t been bouncing into your inbox with the same frequency as last year and the year before. You might have read that I’ve been waging a bit of a battle with … Continue reading

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Writing Life

When I first decided to write a blog, I queried fellow writers on the Internet Writing Workshop and searched online for information as well. One of the toughest decisions I had to make was what to write about. Most advised … Continue reading

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An unutterably ugly word: malignancy

In my last blog, My body, my battleground, I wrote about finding a lump in my breast, and having a biopsy.  That was a month ago, though it seems more like an eon. Not quite a week afterwards, my doctor’s … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking

In 2007, when I bought tickets for the Broadway show, The Year of Magical Thinking, staring the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave, and written by Joan Didion, I thought I’d signed on for an entertainment trifecta. Didion and Redgrave, luminaries of literature … Continue reading

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One hundred fifty-six million blogs

My friends don’t understand when I confide that I have to write a blog. It’s not like you’re getting paid, they say, and they’re right, but this blog is my baby. Wikipedia, estimates there were one hundred fifty-six million personal … Continue reading

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A Year of Blogging

On June 26th, just over a year ago, I published my first blog. The idea was to “write life.” The first entry was inspired by the frustration of mastering website technology. It was short and passionate, as the best ones … Continue reading

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Compassion: Try It!

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Bloggers Unite, inviting me to write about the importance of compassion. “This is an event,” the email said, “created by social media geeks and bloggers.” Why not? I thought. Compassion is … Continue reading

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Know Your Enemy

BufferI have met the enemy, sort of, and I’m confused. I read the whole, schizophrenic platform of the Tea Party, and didn’t know whether to laugh or lie down on a highway and let the cars run over me. If … Continue reading

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