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Justine Levine
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Caveat Emptor
Inspired by Searching for our Silver Lining's post about putting her home on the market. ~~~~ Caveat emptor: You will need to check the raspberries in early July.  I know the bushes are prickly, but please pick them daily; don't let the birds get those two ...
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I Don't Post On My Blog Because I'm My Own Worst Critic.
Are you your own worst critic? Does it affect your writing?

My post about this topic is being featured on BlogHer today ... come on over and visit, and join the conversation about strategies for overcoming your inner critic! http://www.blogher.com/i-don...
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Legacies (with Soda Bread)
My first apartment in New Jersey, after I returned from the West Coast, was at the back end of a long, two story half-empty building, where the only other tenants on my floor (or so it seemed to me) were an older woman named Marcia and an older man named Ha...
My first apartment in New Jersey, after I returned from the West Coast, was at the back end of a long, two story half-empty building, where the only other tenants on my floor (or so it seemed to me) were an older woman named Marcia and an older man named Harry. Harry lived next door to me, ...
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Karma
When we moved into our current house, more than ten years ago, my aunt from Maine bought us a bouy bell.  It was a cool gift, a deep, clangy chime that reminded me of summers in Kennebunk Beach when I was growing up.  We hung it from the barn, over our gard...
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The Original Post
For Lease , reads the sign in the window, in bold sans serif font above the large white phone number of some commercial real estate company. But who would lease the post office , I wonder? It was enough of a surprise when our post office downtown decided th...
It was enough of a surprise when our post office downtown decided that it was going to subdivide, keeping only half of its current building, closing the other half and selling it. They installed a door where a large pane window used to be on the front of the building, poured a concrete walkway ...
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Privilege, for Flint
N. sat, her examination gown open to the back, legs dangling over the edge of the table, while the nurse prepared her questionnaire.  She'd asked the questions a thousand times before.  S. and I answered in unison, like participants in a responsive reading....
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Microblog Monday: Honey Gone Nuts Granola
I have been stress eating. The house needs to be packed up, but we can't pack it up much more because we're living in it.  Students are still having crises.  My summer vacation plans, meager as they are, have been blown up bit by bit by other commitments: t...
The house needs to be packed up, but we can't pack it up much more because we're living in it. Students are still having crises. My summer vacation plans, meager as they are, have been blown up bit by bit by other commitments: to family reunions, to orientation at my son's new school, ...
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The Bridgetender
At the far end of edge of a bridge spanning the Delaware River between New Hope and Lambertville sits in a booth that is just large enough, perhaps, for two chairs.  Sometimes, crossing the bridge on foot, I've peeked in the window, wondering what it's like...
At the far end of edge of a bridge spanning the Delaware River between New Hope and Lambertville sits in a booth that is just large enough, perhaps, for two chairs. Sometimes, crossing the bridge on foot, I've peeked in the window, wondering what it's like to sit there in the same spot for hours ...
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Four Hours Out of the Cloud
I was just updating my phone. You know how it is.  You reach a point at which you're tired of "ignore" and "remind me later" and you go ahead and bite the bullet because you have power and wifi and a little time on your hands, because you're reading your em...
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Help
From a young age, my daughter has insisted: I want to do it myself. My son, somewhat less adept at expressing himself, despite impressive verbal skills, also demonstrates stubborn self-reliance. I've encouraged this independence; it's in our best interest t...
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Thaw. (with Slow Cooker Lentil Soup)
The snow had left powdered-sugar dust on the grass, on the daffodils.  A thin crust of crystal, dazzling in the sunlight, invitingly crunchy, like water ice. I wanted to stop and take pictures on the way, here, and here, and here: the alpacas, clustered tog...
The snow had left powdered-sugar dust on the grass, on the daffodils. A thin crust of crystal, dazzling in the sunlight, invitingly crunchy, like water ice. I wanted to stop and take pictures on the way, here, and here, and here: the alpacas, clustered together, moving slowly across the frozen ...
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The Power of a Story
Today, my daughter turns five. In her Montessori classroom, there are no cupcakes, no balloons, no party favors.  Instead, they will tell the story of her life. The Earth goes around the sun, tra-la-la ... The Earth goes around the sun, tra-la-la ... Her cl...
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  • Princeton University
    Director of Studies, present
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    Writer, blogger, 2011 - 2013
  • Rutgers University
    Dean for Sophomores, Assoc. Director Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Program Director, 1998 - 2011
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After trying two other day care programs, we fell in love with Acorn Montessori school during our first visit with my son, then two, now eight. My husband and I both work full time outside the home, and were looking for a warm, nurturing environment where my son would thrive both intellectually and socially during what could be a long school day. I was familiar with the Montessori approach from my doctoral work in education, but Acorn exceeded our expectations, giving my son a strong foundation in reading and math, but also in understanding the world, in developing a social conscience, and in creative problem-solving. The beautiful five acre campus is ideal for free play and exploration, and the children spend lots of time outside during all seasons of the year. Our daughter, now four, has been attending Acorn for two years, and her love of learning is palpable: she is always eager to go to school, both to see her friends and teachers, and to work on something new. The teachers are like a second family to our children! We love their Spanish curriculum and their after school program, which includes a wide variety of community service projects in addition to its regular unstructured play. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send our children to Acorn!
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