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The Reading Room

For the past couple of months the Husband has been encouraging me to pack up my goodies and go spend a day studying in the reading room in the Suzzillo Library at the University of Washington. It’s just a couple blocks away, but I’ve been resisting. For some reason I felt intimidated. I’m not sure …

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Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

I read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones the first time in 1990. I was twenty and had just decided that I want to be a writer when I grow up. I had never imagined such a book: a writer writing about writing. It’s a simple concept, I know. But it blew my mind. I …

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My Aspirations, or Why I Want to be a Food Writer

According to Womens Wear Daily, during Monday’s New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Awards, “Top Chef” judge Padma Lakshmi was quoted saying: “I’m living my mother’s dream, I sit on my ass, I eat and I talk.” .

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