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Mary Novaria
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When our Kansas home went on the market two years ago, we thoughtfully
staged the house with the help of a professional. We didn’t necessarily agree
with everything she asked us to do—taking out all our books and bookshelves,
for instance—but we complied, p...
When our Kansas home went on the market two years ago, we thoughtfully staged the house with the help of a professional. We didn’t necessarily agree with everything she asked us to do—taking out all our books and bookshelves,...
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Come on, get hoppy! Blog Hop jumps into the reasons we write. 
Writing chose me. Not the other way around. Although, I did choose, in recent years, to be more intentional about what I write. These days, when I meet someone at a party and they ask, “What’s your blog about?” I have the lux...
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My most recent Huffington Post piece... 
This piece appeared March 12, 2014 in the Huffington Post. I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to fl...
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What's the best (or worst) piece of unsolicited advice you've received? Please go to HuffPost and tell me in the comments section! 
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A few of my favorite shots from the past year. 
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Government shut down and so did my iPhone. How I found the good in  a bad day. 
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In honor of Mother's Day, what's the best advice you got from your mother? Please let me know in the comments section at the Huffington Post! 
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The Write Stuff: Making Sense of the World Through Words
Writing chose me. Not the other way around. Although, I did
choose, in recent years, to be more intentional about what I write. These days,
when I meet someone at a party and they ask, “What’s your blog about?” I have
the luxury of saying, “Anything I want....
Writing chose me. Not the other way around. Although, I did choose, in recent years, to be more intentional about what I write. These days, when I meet someone at a party and they ask, “What’s your blog about?” I have the lux...
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The Unsolicited Advice I Took to Heart
This piece appeared March 12, 2014 in the Huffington Post. I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than t...
This piece appeared March 12, 2014 in the Huffington Post. I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to fl...
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If Biggest Loser is Unhealthy, Social Media Body-Shaming Will Only Make it Worse
Ugly. Scary.
Emaciated. Just a few of the uncharitable adjectives tossed around via social
media since the Biggest Loser finale. I admit, when
Rachel Frederickson stepped onto the stage in her shining silver dress, my jaw
dropped. “Oh, no,” I said
to my hus...
Ugly. Scary. Emaciated. Just a few of the uncharitable adjectives tossed around via social media since the Biggest Loser finale. I admit, when Rachel Frederickson stepped onto the stage in her shining silver dress, my jaw d...
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Got the winter blues? 
T.S. Eliot was wrong. It is January, not April, that is the cruelest month. The kids are gone and the too-quiet house feels barren with the Christmas treasures all packed away. I still find the occasional, random pine ne...
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A Work in Progress. Living between two slices of bread without losing my mind and, hopefully, maintaining a sense of humor and some semblance of grace.
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    Journalism, 1977 - 1982
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Putting the People Ahead of Privilege
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My daughter just texted me that they were getting more snow in Lawrence, Kansas – along with photographic proof from the Dillon’s parking lo

Open letter from Dani Shapiro: “Dear Disillusioned Reader Who Contacted ...
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"I’m sorry that my life as outlined by Google did not line up in synchronicity with the narrative of my memoir"

'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our ...
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Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our

A Work in Progress
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It started by “getting up on the wrong side of the bed,” as my mother used to say. Of course, I got up on the same side I usually do—the rel

Making Sense of "Social"
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I’m going a little off topic today, but this is still in the category of observation. How did you learn about the Asiana crash in San Franci

When It Comes to Redheads, Color Me Smitten
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I've got paintings of redheads on my walls and seek out gifts and cards with photos and drawings of those luscious locks. So naturally, I to

Huff/Post50 - Life Begins at 50
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Read the best blogs and join the conversation on topics that matter most to baby boomers: health, retirement, love, sex, parenting and grand

How My Anxiety Nearly Ruined My Family Vacation
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Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can't get myself or the rest of my brood out of the house without a meltdown. And I'

What I Learned in the Move -- Mama Needs a Village, Too
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I had bruises the day after my first massage in L.A., the result of some heretofore unknown (by me, anyway) brand of stabbing, poking bodywo

My Enquiring Mind Needs to Know When to Shut Up
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It could be the reporter in me, trained to ask questions, or maybe I was born this way. Perhaps, as a child, I found the answer, "because I

Unfinished Business
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When I started this blog, I thought I might make it a decorating thing. Paint choices, pillows that I've sewn, crafts for every holiday. My

Caddyshack
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My brother, Terry, is a great golfer. So good in fact that he still competes and often wins tournaments. His interest started when he made t

Why Living Between Two Slices Of Bread Was What I Expected
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I was furious about all of it -- my mother's incapacity, my daughter's teenage angst -- and the fact that I couldn't fix any of it. I am the

Proud of My Daughter and Hopeful for Women
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My daughter voted yesterday for the very first time. I think I was more excited about it than Hannah was, although she took it very seriousl

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Beverly Hills
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A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning near Beverly Hills, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occu