Monthly Archives: April 2011

Keeping tabs – Day 273

There are two reasons I sometimes get free books: I’m an author, so I have other friends who are authors, too, which is way fun; and I’m a bookseller. This means I’m popular with even more authors for an entirely … Continue reading

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Blubbering – Day 271

You could almost call it springy, so Meredith and I sat outside at the burger joint, having a bite and a milkshake. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a dad and his son, a kid of about … Continue reading

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Peep magic – Day 269

I made a kid laugh today — in fact, I made my whole family laugh — and that’s good enough for me. A friend stopped by the other night and showed me a little bit of Easter techno-magic that had … Continue reading

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Hello, Friend – Day 265

Today I perpetrated a good deed, unbeknownst to me… I was doing a reading and signing of my newest book tonight; an author doesn’t always fill a room, believe me, and tonight was one of those nights. But there were … Continue reading

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The age-old question – Day 262

I’ve often wondered about offering a seat on the bus, and when it’s age-appropriate. I remember as a kid my mother teaching me to stand up when an older woman approaches you in a room. “How old?” I asked, already … Continue reading

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The Letter – Day 257

Nobody writes letters anymore. But there was one I’d wanted to write for awhile. I have a friend named Jennifer — she’s in her 40’s now, but I’ve known her since she was 11. Her mother was my boss at … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDITION: B Train, 7 p.m.

A NOTE FROM ERIN: My friend Erika has generously agreed to let me post this wonderful story about a good deed sent her way recently. This is the post to turn to when good intentions flag — it’s so great … Continue reading

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