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Mary Novaria
Attended University Of Missouri
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Hilarious piece! The book's great, too!
I run at 100 miles per hour. One day it comes to a halt. My phone rings—which always freaks me out. I think my phone is only a camera or a way to demand a car. I look at the screen and the name seems kinda familiar… Ah! It’s ...
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I Lived With Chronic Pain for Years--Until I Cut Gluten From My Diet
Featured online in Woman's Day and Cosmopolitan .  Four years ago, I was suffering from constant pain and paralyzing fatigue, as well as from depression, stress, and weight gain. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in my early forties. Until then, my doctor a...
Featured online in Woman's Day and Cosmopolitan. Four years ago, I was suffering from constant pain and paralyzing fatigue, as well as from depression, stress, and weight gain. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in my ...
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A Book is Born and I'll Gladly Tell You About it!
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that stayed
with you long after the talking was over? Or maybe, sometime down the road, you
recalled a piece of wisdom or advice and realized it had made an impact on you?
Just this morning a friend shared she w...
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that stayed with you long after the talking was over? Or maybe, sometime down the road, you recalled a piece of wisdom or advice and realized it had made an impact on you? Just th...
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One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to...
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When my daughter was in high school, she struck up a friendship with a girl on the East Coast—a friend...
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Why I'm Worried I'll Get Skin Cancer
As seen in the Huffington Post.   I
was careless with my skin as a teen and now I’m terrified of getting skin
cancer like my father. Even
though my fair, Irish skin would freckle and burn it didn’t stop me from trying
to achieve that golden glow featured in...
As seen in the Huffington Post. I was careless with my skin as a teen and now I’m terrified of getting skin cancer like my father. Even though my fair, Irish skin would freckle and burn it didn’t stop me from trying...
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Just in time for fall sports!
I once made an 8-year-old cry at a soccer match when I pointed at her and shouted, “Handball! You’ve gotta...
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My first piece for Women's Day!
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Meow! It's #InternationalCatDay  !!!
The three white, plastic boxes were nestled into a larger brown, cardboard box labeled “office” with a black Sharpie and stacked among hundreds of other cartons in a moving van, along with more than two decades worth of furniture, household goods, and memories. Why, I wondered, was I moving the ashes of three dead cats halfway across the country? Riley, Mose and DaisyBelle left us one by one over a span of three years. I always thought we’d ga...
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It was just a casual conversation, and although I bristled when I heard the words, I didn’t say anything. I didn’t argue, I didn’t set her straight. I can’t even tell you why. But later, I couldn’t stop thinking about what my friend said. She asked for a favor. “You’re not working, so you probably have time to...” “Of course I’ll do it,” I said. Later I realized that, in my reticence, I’d let my friend believe she was right about me. I wondere...
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Anyone else freak out when you're trying to hit the road?
Even with dozens of family trips under my belt, I still can’t get myself or the rest of my brood...
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Love, Legacy and Redemption -- Four Stories for Father's Day
Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art BY MARY NOVARIA June 17, 2016 Published by The Good Men Project My dad was a first generation
Irish-American who grew up playing stickball on the streets of New York. His
father, a laborer from County T...
Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art BY MARY NOVARIA June 17, 2016 Published by The Good Men Project My dad was a first generation Irish-American who grew up playing stickball on the streets of...
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A Work in Progress.
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Journalist, mom, wife, friend trying to maintain sanity, sense of humor and some semblance of grace. On my blog A Work in Progress, I write about family, friendship and everyday life. You can also find me on the Huffington Post  and follow me on Twitter
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  • University Of Missouri
    Journalism, 1977 - 1982
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An Idiot's Guide To Surviving A Heart Attack
www.eatgregeat.com

I run at 100 miles per hour. One day it comes to a halt. My phone rings—which always freaks me out. I think my phone is only a camera or a w

Get the Picture? A Father's Legacy and the Love of Art -
goodmenproject.com

Sometimes the most memorable gift a father can leave is living by example. Mary Novaria's dad and his appreciation for art is one such legac

We Lost Our Rings But Not Our Commitment
www.marynovaria.com

Blog about family, friendship and life from a sandwich generation, baby boomer, mom, wife and writer... transplanted from Kansas to LA...

A Sitcom, Matchmaker, and Two Guys From the Air Force -
goodmenproject.com

It was just an ordinary night in America, with two men taking a chance at love.

Scrabble, we have a problem.
www.marynovaria.com

Courtesy of Scrabble Digital Scrabble has become hardscrabble. What the Scrabble app dubs a “network error” has become a network TERROR for

Putting the People Ahead of Privilege
johnnovaria.blogspot.com

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 ...
www.salon.com

"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 ...
www.huffingtonpost.com

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

Making Sense of "Social"
johnsla.blogspot.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
aspeckledtrout.blogspot.com

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
aspeckledtrout.blogspot.com

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
www.huffingtonpost.com

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
mimsy811.blogspot.com

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