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So before departing for India I’m sleeping extra, packing thoughtfully, and making sure the details of my life are in perfect order before leaving for a month. Right? Wrong. I am spending a wonderful few days with Elizabeth Gilbert—Eat, Pray, … Continue reading

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One Shy of a Six-Pack

If you’re going to watch five movies in one day—as I did at the Telluride Film Festival— you’d better start early, with the 9 a.m.(!!) screening. A quick oatmeal with fabulous in-season peaches will get you going. And then zip … Continue reading

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MaryLou wore a headlamp to book club.

Didn’t think about it at first, I was too busy diving at Kim’s deviled eggs. Why did Marylou wear a headlamp? This is a good deviled egg. And a bandana around her neck? Maybe I’ll have a third deviled egg. … Continue reading

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Mom and Daughter on the Trail, even if daughter is Solo

Although I love a good adventure, I’m way too chicken–and old–to head off on a thousand-mile backpacking trip. But I don’t have to and neither do you. Far more manageable, and easier on the feet, is to join Cheryl Strayed … Continue reading

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Are you prepared?

What do you always keep with you for emergencies? As with everything, it’s all about context. If you’re Cheryl Strayed as she hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir Wild, you’ve got a compass, a super loud whistle, a … Continue reading

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