Tag Archives: Anne Lamott

Emotional Sobriety

The last time I went to the Carlyle to toast Tommy, their late bartender, after two sips I was pretty looped. A red flag if there ever was one. After swaying home I prayed, please God, don’t let this ignite … Continue reading

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A Quirky Writer

Someone I really respect said this of me, causing me to troll the net for every possible meaning. A quirky act in itself. Turns out it’s a pretty huge compliment I should have known since, David, who said it, is … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…Share Your Bananas

Late, en route to a job, my sugar suddenly drops causing me to feel faint. Stupidly skipping breakfast in my frenzy to leave realize, if I don’t eat something fast I’ll be in big trouble. I have no cash, no … Continue reading

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God’s Girls

I received such nice comments on my Pollyanna piece, making me glad I wrote it, after almost deleting it because it was so, you know, Pollyanna-ish. Has had me thinking about the three Gs. Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity…the three places … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

There I am, en route to the ATM, my checking account, due to the season, on life support, trying so hard to mind my own business, when, in my hawklike eyeline, what do I see? A mother yelling at her … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

I’ve mentioned not feeling well lately, a condition that’s humbled me more than I can say. The expression, add insult to injury, really hits home, because you kinda find out who your true friends are when you need them the … Continue reading

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Kindness Confuses People

Why is kindness often perceived as a weakness, a question that comes up time and time again. There seems to be a threat attached to it, like some kind of lethal weapon making its opponents twitch with decided discomfort. I … Continue reading

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Poetic License

My friend David Stewart, a great writer (https://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/), suggested this as a theme I’ve been moodily mulling over.  It was because lately I’ve been getting some bewildering comments that have made me take pause. Let’s begin with basics…its meaning – … Continue reading

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Being Prolific

I’m often called prolific, but unbeknownst to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good writer, just a constant one churning out what, very well, could be considered crap on a daily basis. Prolific 1 (of a plant, animal, or … Continue reading

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Diana Aftermath

My essay, Diana, Princess of Wails (https://athingirl.com/2015/08/31/diana-princess-of-wails), got slammed.  A woman I’d never heard from before didn’t care for my wordplay, resulting in a rather rude swipe at my writing. It was so obvious, even if the title came off … Continue reading

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