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"Why the cover?" a.k.a. "The Birth of This Book, Part 4"

So why is my face covered?

Two reasons.

  • I want the reader to be able to see herself in that situation.

But perhaps more important… 583 more words


The Writing Life, July 28

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I have come full circle.  444 more words

The Writing Life

Book Update: Five days to go, CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES!

Still on target for making “Becoming Mother” available for purchase on Saturday, August 1st! Right now, you can pre-order the Kindle version ($6.99), but the printed book will be available (hopefully!) by the end of the week. 283 more words


"What to do about the postpartum period?" a.k.a. "The Birth of This Book: Part 2"

I sat at my desk from July to August 2014 writing and writing and writing the narrative portions of Becoming Mother. With my daughter in all-day daycare, I wrote like a fiend.  754 more words


"Coming to Grips with Self-Exposure" a.k.a. "The Birth of this Book, Part 1"

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

This is the question that DARPA director Regina Dugan asks the audience in her… 1,121 more words


A Nun's Social Media Challenges

If you are on Twitter or Instagram or even Facebook, you may have noticed that I have not been present much the past two months. Partly, this has had to do with time and travel, but about three weeks ago, my access to the internet–and therefore to social media networks–changed rather dramatically, due to technological and geographical issues. 718 more words

Faith And Culture

Lushy Lushington

NPR’s Linton Weeks has a great story on lost American slang from the 1800s, something right up my alley as I write Emmett’s story. 388 more words