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“I don't know what's more surprising—the aching originality of Lillibridge's prose, or how funny this story about a truly dysfunctional family manages to be. Refusing to fall into one category, Girlish is brave, unruly, and startling in its freshness.”
— Courtney Maum author of TOUCH and I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU

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Wait, Don't Ride Off Quite So Quickly!

Tue Jun 13 2017

I turned around, and my big kid became a tween. Read more »


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Are We Too Stable? Conflict Role Modeling After Divorce

Thu Jun 01 2017

The nature of shared parenting allows us to do all our fighting when the kids aren’t home.  The boys have never seen us fight. This feels unnatural. Read more »


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Freudian Lawn Job

Mon May 29 2017

I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. Read more »


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In Conversation With Leslie Lawrence, Author of "The Death of Fred Astaire"

Wed May 24 2017

Interview style book review of a marvelous essay collection about life, learning, and teaching. There are also children and dogs. Read more »


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Divorce Is A Car Crash And You’re Both At Fault

Tue May 23 2017

No matter what the insurance company says, both parties are always at fault in every car accident, and if you can’t see your part in causing the accident, you are doomed to repeat it. The same can be said for divorce. View at huffingtonpost »


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They Tell Me I’m a Queerspawn

Thu May 18 2017

Queerspawn are children of GLBTQ parents, and the word has been around for a least a decade. Apparently I have a tribe. View at huffingtonpost »


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Ernest Hemingway Backstage at his Granddaughter’s First Dance Recital

Sat May 13 2017

This was a writing prompt that made me happy. Sometimes it's important to remember that writing is supposed to be fun. Read more »


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Life At The Fringe

Tue May 09 2017

I know all about living at the fringes of society. First, I was one of only two kids in first grade who had divorced parents, plus my mom was gay. But there was more to it than that. View at huffingtonpost »


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Underwear Regrets

Tue May 02 2017

This is one of the first flash essays I ever wrote. I still like it. Read more »


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Rite This Injustis!

Sat Apr 29 2017

My youngest son has objected to spelling since he was first introduced to the concept. It wasn’t the work of memorization that irked him, but rather the nonsensical ways that words were spelled. Read more »


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Ruminations on My First Love, Now Outgrown

Tue Apr 25 2017

When the phone rings, my first instinct is to hit it with something, or throw it. I feel assaulted. No, that’s too strong of a word, but certainly invaded. Read more »


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