Category Archives: Amanda

The Tango Lesson — Amanda – 5/26/2016

The Tango Lesson May 26, 2016 I took up tango dancing almost twenty years ago. Around the time I began, Sally Potter released The Tango Lesson, an autobiographical film about the tension between artists and their art. In the film, … Continue reading

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Am I an Imposter or Just a Poser? — Amanda – 4/27/2016

Am I an Imposter or Just a Poser? April 27, 2016 I’m launching a new book in September and as part of the audience building process, I’m trying to do a better job maintaining my own blog. Regular posts about … Continue reading

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The Right to Be Culpable — Amanda – 3/31/2016

The Right to Be Culpable March 31, 2016 When I heard Donald Trump’s comments on abortion Wednesday—the formerly pro-choice Republican candidate said that if abortion was illegal, women who sought one should be punished, and then under pressure from all … Continue reading

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Packing Memories – Amanda – 1/27/2016

Packing Memories January 27, 2015 I finally put away our Christmas decorations this past weekend. I’d wanted to take them down on January 9, the first weekend after Twelfth Night, but I yielded to pleas for “just one more week” … Continue reading

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It Happens to the Best of Us — Amanda – 1/13/2016

It Happens to the Best of Us January 13, 2016 We say these words when a friend or loved-one screws up, but “It happens to the best of us” sounds like a lie when the screw-up is oneself. In my … Continue reading

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An Agnostic’s Thanksgiving Prayer — Amanda – 12/2/2015

An Agnostic’s Thanksgiving Prayer December 2, 2015 One morning last week, we all woke up to the news that Turkey had shot down a Russian fighter jet. This prompted one of those foxhole prayers we agnostics offer up in times … Continue reading

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Memoryball — Amanda – 10/21/15

Memoryball October 21, 2015 The last time I paid attention to a baseball playoff, my nine-year-old daughter still needed a Bumbo to sit upright. It was Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championships, and the Mets’ Carlos Beltran stood … Continue reading

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