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  Friends, near & far: My 2014 workshop tour is … totally sold out. Thank you. Thank you. Did I mention: thank you? Hop on my mailing list to stay in-the-know about future events. Have a beautiful year. See you on the road!          

Hello, focus! My 10-word plan for the rest of the year.

    Write. Teach. Sweat. Bend. Be helpful. Be hopeful. Be humble. (The end.)     … what’s yours? xo.    

555 words on hate-blogging + bullying.

    Growing up, my mom — the Jewish daughter of a World War II veteran — had a particular catchphrase that she whipped out whenever I was whining, moping, feeling annoyed at somebody I felt had wronged me, or just being downright snarly + negative.   “You know what? It’s not the camps.”  …

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10 of the best first date questions … possibly ever.

    A saucy note from my new book. Illustration by Rebecca Pollock.     (I’ll keep things exceptionally short + pithy, today. Because I’d really like for you to get offline + kiss somebody.)   First dates. They’re shimmery + exciting. And often, paralyzing. Like, perform-deep-yogic-breathing-whilst-applying-four-layers-of-lip-balm-in-your-car-outside-the-sandwich-shop paralyzing. My approach? Always bring a small gift…

Hey, Portland! Let’s have a book party. Friday. 7pm. Followed by debauchery. Or maybe … chai tea.

    Parrrty time! Photo by Thea Coughlin.     Based in Portland? Or Salem, Eugene, Bend, Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, or Western Hemisphere? Got plans this Friday night? I sure hope not, unless your answer is, “Duh! Yes! Your book party!” This Friday night = the final book launch party of the year for…