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Barbara Saunders
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I'm crowdfunding a journalism project via the new platform Inkshares about the Messianic Judaism movement-- Jews who believe in Jesus (but not "Jews for Jesus"), which now includes hundreds of congregations worldwide, mostly in the U.S. and Israel.  I think it's a super interesting story that has received scant attention in the U.S., although the Israeli press has covered it.

https://www.inkshares.com/projects/whither-messianic-judaism

I've already talked with some of this growing movement's leading voices, and would love to finish the story. If you want to be part of the adventure and get the inside scoop, please donate! The regular / basic level donation is just $3, so we're not talking a lot here, and anything you want to give would help.

Also, please let me know any suggestions you have for whom else I might speak to about this topic.

Thanks!
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Read my piece in the Huffington Post about how writing a strong female protagonist in a film about science made me an "inadvertent feminist."

Special thanks to +Megg Jensen,  +Kerry Kolbe, +Odin Ozdil+Renée Aubern, Laura Reizman, Andeep Singh, and my science advisor +Joan Marler for their invaluable input.
When I wrote Newton's Laws of Emotion, I didn't set out to create Sophia, Sir Isaac Newton's romantic interest in the film, as a role model for girls. But now that I have, I dearly hope that one day if this movie ever makes it to the big screen, a yo...
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Photos from homecoming 2004
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OMG, the Fall! It's been decades, but I still remember both Falls I spent in the Midwest. Thanks for the memories, Barbara!
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This is a great post. Something I think that we forget: We don't learn not to let these PIA clients go from nowhere. And it's not a matter of low self-esteem, either. There are a bazillion books for employees about how to "deal with difficult people," "manage up," "improve soft skills." In fact, there are job scenarios where it is impossible to distance oneself from PIAs.

We learn to confuse "professionalism" with "deferring to disrespectful people." Hooray for entrepreneurship! 
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Barbara, this is SO VERY true, and I will remember this as I go forward: thank you! -John
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I'm delighted to have "No-Regrets Remodeling" in my hands today. Worthy project, fun team, and the book came out great! Check it out - a homeowner's introduction to remodeling for energy-efficiency, comfort, and durability as well as aesthetic appeal.
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"I want you to envy me my joy."
Like fellow genre icon Stephen King, Ray Bradbury has reached far beyond his established audience by offering writing advice to anyone who puts pen to paper.
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This Cuddles has been waiting for a home for a long time. He looks so sweet.
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Perspective: is getting less than an A really this important?
 
A Harvard student from South Korea has been charged with sending bomb threats that closed much of the university, all so he could get out of a final exam. The student allegedly used an anonymous email service, and then Tor to hide his IP address--yet still was caught. Here's the FBI affidavit explaining how he was found.
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Look for me at 9:32. I look so young!
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Beautiful lady. beautiful smile.  <3
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This is a stunning chronicle of a writer-editor relationship over the course of generating a book. 
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This is fascinating. Tip for catching a scared, stray dog: eat food, make loud eating sounds, and drop pieces on the ground in view & earshot of the dog.
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writer and editor
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  • Self
    writer and editor, 1993 - present
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Berkeley, California
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Mount Vernon, New York - Tours, France - San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - Palo Alto, California - Stanford, California - Seattle, Washington
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Freelance writer pursuing the American dream with a vengeance
Introduction

Years ago, a coach asked, “What would you do if you didn’t have to work for money?” My answer: “I’d travel around the world talking to interesting people about their lives and writing for or about them.” 

I feel fortunate to have found a vocation that has put me in conversations with people from all walks of life and to live in a time when I can travel around the world from my living room, if necessary.

I grew up in Westchester County, NY, just across the street from New York City. I followed the Grateful Dead to California, studied at Stanford, and, despite two brief trials of living in Seattle, haven’t managed to find a better place to make a life than the Bay Area.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my pets, study Tae Kwon Do, and serve as a board member with Project Avary, an agency that promotes brighter futures for Bay Area children with a parent in prison.

Education
  • Rye Country Day School (NY)
    1980 - 1984
  • Stanford University
    1984 - 1988
  • University of San Francisco
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