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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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Book Review: Have You Seen CindySleigh? & Other Stories by Diane Stiglich

Tue Aug 29 2017

This book is a dream-like art-come-to-life world, where there are truths that are as immutable in this reality as in the one on the page, and stumbling across these truths is as if we find something solid to hold onto—grasping a rock after clawing at clouds. View at momeggreview »

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Other People’s Questions About My Son’s Grade-Skipping, and What I Wish They Would Ask Instead

Sun Aug 27 2017

To some people my son is a novelty, a social experiment, or the result of pushy over-parenting. All he is really is a kid who doesn’t want to be bored. View at huffingtonpost »

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Never Give Up on Your Dreams (Even if it Entails Riding a Mechanical Bull)

Fri Aug 25 2017

Riding a real bull is most definitely beyond my abilities. But maybe I could graduate to a donkey with an attitude problem or a very sturdy sheep. Read more »

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Desperation Reading

Sat Aug 19 2017

Desperation reading often leads us down unexpected paths and exposes us to genres we don’t think appeal to us. Read more »

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Life Lessons: Hair Edition

Sun Aug 13 2017

Last week, I wrote about my son’s alternative style. This week, he cut his hair. Read more »

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Dragonflies: A Discourse on Anxiety

Sat Aug 12 2017

I wonder if a dragonfly caught in a glass jar would make that same buzz I feel in my chest. Four churning wings, operating in two free-wheeling pairs, battering against the mason jar might sound the same as I feel. And I am frozen on top of the covers, agitating at an inaudible frequency. ​ View at lazuliliterarygroup »

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My Punk Son

Fri Aug 04 2017

I had to ask myself—would I find his fashion sense as endearing when he is in high school, looking for a job and applying to colleges? View at huffingtonpost »

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Clean Vehicle? Is That Even Possible?

Wed Aug 02 2017

The Uber/Lfyt driver proved that cleanliness was obtainable, and there was no way, shape or form that I wanted SigO to get that into his head. Read more »

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Author Interview With Blank and Dinner

Mon Jul 31 2017

An interview of Lara by Blank and Dinner, a YouTube channel that discusses current affairs including politics, LGBT and celebrity issues over dinner, because that's where the best conversations happen. View at facebook »

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Language Advisory

Fri Jul 28 2017

This post contains profanity, because it is about profanity and it was therefore unavoidable. Please note: some words we use in a profane manner actually have innocent uses as well, so I refrained from bleeping them. Read more »

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Effortlessly Casual

Tue Jul 25 2017

Some days looking effortlessly casual is a lot of work.   Read more »

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Interview with Erin Judge, Author of “Vow of Celibacy”

Mon Jul 24 2017

I primarily read memoir, so it took me a minute to realize that Natalie wasn’t a real person. I want to go hang out with her and drink wine, eat chocolate, talk all night. I still can’t believe she isn’t out there somewhere, designing clothes and just waiting to be my best friend. View at huffingtonpost »

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