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NaNoWriMo Two

It’s that time of the year again when writers all over the world drop everything else and write a novel in thirty days. It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Last year, the first year I participated, there were 200,530 participants, … Continue reading

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Reconnecting in paradise

Three years ago, my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. The thought of losing her galvanized me. We began talking again, visiting each other, sharing secrets the way we did in childhood. But I had one foot in Philly and the other in Costa Rica by then. We decided she had to come for a visit- the sooner the better. “I won’t go through chemotherapy again,” she said, in the understated way she has. Continue reading

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The Happiest Woman in Costa Rica

The happiest woman in Costa Rica got depressed this week. She hasn’t won any happiness contests that I know of, so her title is informal. What makes her think she’s the happiest woman in Costa Rica? I don’t know, but … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Writing fools

Starting tomorrow, November first, I’ll become a writing fool. I’ve decided to participate, along with thousands of other writers, in “thirty days and nights of literary abandon.” I’m going to write a novel! NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, in … Continue reading

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