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Oooh, another dating post! You'll want to read to the end of this one. ;)
When I was getting divorced, I read a piece of advice that has stuck with me ever since. “A ten never marries a one.” Apparently a divorce lawyer delivered this line to Penelope Trunk, and then she...
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More on actions versus words.
Because I am a writer, it will probably come as no surprise to learn words are very important to me. As such, it’s been something of a struggle for me to clearly delineate the difference between ac...
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I talk about Henry James wisdom.
"Feel, feel, I say -- feel for all you're worth, and even if it half kills you, for that is the only way to live."  - Henry James Last weekend I was at the Disney museum, and there was an exhibit o...
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I share a little about what dating as a feminist has been like.
Dating as a feminist has been … eye-opening. When I began dating, I didn’t really think about this being a sticking point. I didn’t see myself as being particularly noteworthy in my opinions about ...
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I talk about holidays and the movie Mr. Holmes and different ways of being lonely.
I remember the first holiday when I had nowhere to go. I was twenty-two years old. I had just graduated from college, and in a few weeks I was moving to London. It was Christmastime. It would have ...
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That was an awesome movie...but I gotta say you are beating Wal-Mart to the punch by getting your Christmas lights up (in a post) in August! Damn girl...can't you wait at least until after Labor Day? :)
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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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I talk about passivity and having the courage to really want things.
Sometimes it can be scary to want things. I just read an Ask Polly advice column, and the whole thing is pretty interesting, but here is the passage I want to look at today: “You don't know what to...
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On crafting identity to support long-lasting change.
I was getting ready for bed on Monday night, flossing and brushing my teeth, when suddenly I looked in the mirror. I stared at my face, and I said, “Wait a second. Amy, what are you doing?” And I b...
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In which I talk about the distinction between difficulty and privilege.
I have not had an easy life. I lived through significant trauma in my adolescence. I had to deal with some serious shit. When I tell people the highlights of that part of my history, they don’t kno...
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Sometimes in times of sadness it's important to reaffirm joy.
I am writing this on Wednesday, and today is the six-month anniversary of the day I started dancing again. Many weeks ago, I put this date into my day planner along with a note to write about it. T...
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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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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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