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"Once upon a time this was the three bears’ house, and you were Goldilocks, but that’s not the way I run things anymore."
“I can’t imagine you being angry,” he says to me as we dance. He pushes his palm towards me, and I turn--or do I spin? I think I spin, the soles of my dancing shoes slippery enough to make it easy....
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Words I don't say...and why I should say them.
There are so many words I have not said. There is a graveyard of words I store somewhere in the space that encompasses me, buried several corpses deep. Words I couldn’t say. Words I should have sai...
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There's words that I never use like love I believe that if you love someone that you don't have to say the word and your actions speak way louder because love is a word that we use everyday and it has become meaningless in the lives of people that is just one word in my graveyard I think that you might understand
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"Some things–and I feel like I’m about to commit sacrilege by saying this–some things cannot be practical."
“In the end we always act in the dark.” - Rebecca Solnit I have always been a big planner. My parents were also planners. My mom made a to-do list every week, even though she had a weekly schedule ...
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On memoirs, redemptive arcs, and what's it's like to be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (and what's it's like NOT to be).
A couple of months ago a friend of mine told me I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. At first I argued with him. But that ended pretty quickly because his argument was actually convincing. My favorite p...
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I am not quite sure what a manic pixie dream girl is, but the narrative certainly reminded me of a friend I knew once. She was a bundle of joy, and just being around her was inspiring, and made one feel better about life. It was even possible to honestly believe that "life is beautiful" while looking at her. :P

One doesn't has to invest time in trying to heal others through meddling in their problems, being an awesome self, and the inspiration that follows, can oft times be enough. 
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Yes, I wrote an entire post about a cheese ball. Well, and about philosophy. OF COURSE.
Last week I went to the grocery store, and on a whim, I purchased a cheese ball. It was a gorgeous cheese ball. Port wine cheese, mottled orange and red, pleasingly symmetrical and encrusted with n...
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One of my friends read my last post and asked what self-respect meant. So I wrote a post about what it means to me.
What does it mean to respect yourself? That is a question one of my friends asked on my last post, and I’ve been thinking about possible answers ever since. I’ve gotten to the point where I have a ...
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Last week we looked at the pros, and now, as promised, I look at some cons. 
At the end of last week’s piece on being single, I said I’d tell you my least favorite part of being single this week. I added that in later on after I was done writing the piece. I didn’t want to ...
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"It is during this time of being single, more than any other time that came before it, that I’ve been able to truly get to know myself."
By now we’ve talked about several aspects of dating here on the blog, but I want to talk about something different. I want to talk about being single. This period of my life marks the longest time ...
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I talk about the power of asking questions.

I feel like a similar topic was covered in "How to Win Friends and Influence People." ;)
A few months back, I made a new friend, and we spent a fair amount of time chatting and getting to know one another. And I was struck by something he was doing. He was asking me a lot of questions....
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"Grief is nothing to be ashamed of. It is simply another reflection of love."
This is a hard post for me to write. I often don’t have much difficulty with Mother’s Day. My normal strategy is to try as much as possible to ignore it, and to spend very little time on Facebook o...
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Having lost my mom, this article made my eyes sweat.
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We haven't had a dating post for a while, so here you go! :)
Facebook is an amazing social tool. I know a lot of us love to hate it, and it has its problems, but we don’t leave for a reason, that reason being its extreme usefulness. Aside from allowing me to...
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Well. A colleague of mine died suddenly, so I wrote about it.
As long-time readers of my blog might recall, at the end of April every year I write about my mother as a way to remember the anniversary of her death. I was kind of on the fence about writing abou...
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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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