Archive | Dreadfully Busy

March 8

Springing Forward: Growth And New Work

Hello! I’ve writing news to share, including a new website name. First, though: happy spring. One of my tricks to getting through winter is keeping out my two favorite Christmas decorations until spring arrives. Because aside from my daughter’s birthday, I’m not a huge fan of that last season. If promise was a color it would be yellow: […]

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The Only Word Parents Need From That Magical Book on Decluttering

You are contemplating Marie Kondo’s best selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, because it promises to change your life. But you are crazy busy and also you may have misplaced the copy that called to you from the bargain book aisle at Costco. (Pro tip: Good chance it’s shoved […]

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Kindred Spirits Are Everywhere

Tis the season for both heartbreaking news and stories of beautiful people and organizations. I’m putting aside all the harried, busy stuff for a bit and sharing news about some of my favorites: Glennon Doyle’s Together Rising, Humans of New York, A Wider Circle, and my friend Sue Leather. Because in a tough world, goodness deserves attention. […]

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Dreadfully Busy: The Backstory

Dear Readers, So a wise friend recently asked: “Do you have a website?” Why yes, I do have a Dreadfully Busy website, which is a minor miracle in itself. It turns out you can teach an English major (class of ’90) new tricks–as long as she has a technical support person on call.  And get […]

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