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I revisit my Nice vs Kind post from three years ago, and talk about my guidelines for helping me be kind without defaulting to nice.
One of my most popular posts is one I wrote back in September of 2012, entitled “Nice vs. Kind.” And this week I received a note about it from a person I recently met, so I thought it would be inte...
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It's hard to talk about shame, but I think it's extremely important.
Some months ago I decided to do a deep dive into shame. Inspired by the work of Brene Brown, I began to look at everything in my life that had to do with shame. Any shame about who I was, about my ...
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I give you a peek into my process when self-doubt arises.
My revisions weren’t going so well yesterday. To put it mildly. I took Nala on a walk, but that didn’t help. So then I started chatting with a friend: Me: “My life is meaningless and full of pain. ...
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I talk about documenting the process of change, and then move into talking about one reason why dating has been tiring me out and what I've started doing differently.
I care very deeply about documenting the process of change. Whenever I think about change, I think about the montage scene. Actually, I think of one specific montage scene: the one in Dirty Dancing...
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Yes, yes, yes!! Be real, be yourself!
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What, dating can be tiring? Say it ain't so. ;)
Sometimes dating can be an exhausting endeavor. * I joined Coffee and Bagel for two reasons: you (theoretically) only get one match a day, solving the “Who the hell has time to online date?” questi...
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I talk about my birthday! Well, a little bit. Also about age and discomfort and silliness.
Last year at this time, I was feeling uncomfortable about my age. One reason I was feeling uncomfortable about my age was that I was dating someone who was some years younger than me. Six, to be pr...
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Happy Birthday 4 U,& Goodluck.
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I talk some more about support systems and of being afraid when things are good.
Things are going really well. But Amy, didn’t you write last week about how you have a sprained toe? Well, yes. I still have a sprained toe. That is not so great. It hurts. It is hard for me to get...
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Otherwise known as What I Did on my Weekend. 
Well, nothing like a little bit of crisis to give yourself perspective. On Saturday morning I tripped on a plastic bag on the floor of my closet and bent back my big toe. It hurt. A lot. And turned...
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I write about retaining a connection to the wonder of childhood.
I love Disneyland. I have not been to Disneyland since 2011 (which I think is tragic), but I’m confident I still love Disneyland. I love the surge of excitement that comes to a peak when I pass thr...
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I sure don't get tired about writing about setting boundaries. :)
I used to never say “Enough.” I’d bend over backwards to avoid saying “Enough.” I didn’t know what would happen if I ever did, and I was afraid to find out. Coming from a background in which I was ...
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Do we need to set some boundaries on this topic? ;)
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Five years! I have been blogging for five years!
Five years ago today, I published this blog’s first post. Five years. FIVE YEARS. And this is my 516th post. Can you imagine? I have sat here typing like this 515 times before this time. * Let’s th...
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One of my friends read last week's post and said, "Well, that's great you have a support system now, Amy, but how did you do it?" This post is my attempt to answer that question.
That’s great you have a support system, Amy, but how did you get here? I’m going to write about how I built up my support system in the last three or so years, but I need to begin with a caveat: Yo...
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Writer and Music Teacher
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Writer of SF/F and YA; music teacher
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I'm a science fiction, fantasy, and YA writer, and I also regularly write essays for my blog, The Practical Free Spirit. 

In addition to posting content relevant to writerdom and geek culture (I adore Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer), I am interested in a wide range of subjects: music, theater, technology, sociology, philosophy, history, economics, anthropology, psychology, etc. In other words, I'm really fascinated by why humanity is the way it is both on an individual and a societal level, the forces that change and shape it, and the different perspectives and experiences that it encompasses. 

I also like little dogs, Disneyland, ice cream, and Christmas.

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I've traveled to six of the seven continents (no, I haven't visited Antarctica...yet).
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