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  I just had a conversation with my good friend, Amy Lang, about the abstainer vs. moderator dichotomy that Gretchen Rubin writes about in Better Than Before. Gretchen says, “for Abstainers, having something makes them want it more; for Moderators, having something makes them want it less.” When Gretchen’s book came out, Amy and I...

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I was six years old when we left Gaeta. We lived there from 1978-1980 while my dad was stationed on the USS Albany. Who knows how much of my memories are from pictures, family stories, or things I remember. Knowing we were coming to visit Italy, I talked to my parents about these memories. I have been trying to remember what I can that might not exist in pictures.

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It has been three months since we moved into the cabin in Chelan. It feels like a long time, but at the same time, it doesn’t. Three months ago, the weather was HOT, Rick and I were excitedly settling into our tiny home, and our outdoor shower was novel. Three months later, the weather is...

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  In August, I attended the Willamette Writer’s Conference. I returned full of excitement and eager to write. There was also a great deal of interest in my project from prospective agents and other attendees, once it is further along. Then I got back home, sat down at my desk, and froze. I couldn’t figure...