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The Best of Intentions

I wish writing were more like eating. Why is it so easy to eat when I’m not even hungry, but not easy to write when I’m not inspired? It is effortless for me to make excuses for not writing in … Continue reading

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What a Week!

This week has been pretty swell. My Huffington Post blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-weiner/how-to-recognize-your-fut_b_933090.html garnered over 1,000 comments and 3,701 “likes.” I’m off to Las Vegas for the next ten days for the PAINWeek 2011 national conference. While LV doesn’t hold the same place in … Continue reading

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Avocado

Immune to peer pressure, nothing pushes your ripening cycle. Not the frantic hands of harried housewives, the ticking recipe card, or seasonal demand.   You are worth the wait, for what is more precious than to feel your flesh loosen … Continue reading

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The Film Version

I just had a rather cosmic moment. While perusing the Huffington Post Web site I came across a promo video with Nora Eprhon talking about a new HP feature entitled “Breakovers” which is the product of a break-up catalyzing a … Continue reading

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Legacies

Legacies “I am basically dark and cynical” he said as he shaved off his beard with a twisted staple, a tuft of cream cheese, an afterthought to soften the scrub.   “I would save my mother before my wife” he … Continue reading

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Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive

We pursue or dismiss romantic possibilities based on our evaluation if someone can give us what we want. In my opinion, we usually do get what we want, even if we think otherwise. A long time ago I was involved … Continue reading

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Splinters in My Platform

Every day I come across hundreds of posts on the Web that speak to the necessity of establishing a platform and not deviating from it. Mine is relationships, and I address them via non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. There’s a school … Continue reading

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Volume Control

I am becoming more aware everyday of how important it is to not speak at number 10. This started when I was in Europe a couple of years ago with friends. We were sitting in an outdoor cafe and one … Continue reading

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Excuses

It has been over a month since I have posted anything and every day that I am not posting creates a knot. One that starts in my stomach and travels up to my brain, sighing, groaning, and bleating until it … Continue reading

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H-O-R-G-Y

I just watched (for the third time) Damian Pettigrew’s wonderful documentary Fellini: I’m a Born Liar. This is a fascinating glimpse into one of the most creative minds of the 20th century. Apparently Pettigrew published a transcript of his interviews … Continue reading

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