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Writing Rituals: Staying Grounded During Busy Times

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This post originally appeared on BooksByWomen.org as "Five Weeks To Book Launch And How My Writing Practice Keeps Me Grounded."I am a woman with many morning practices, from skin care to yoga and meditation to blending a perfected breakfast smoothie, from walking my dog to…By jbadmin|
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A Song of Gratitude: Reflecting on Japan

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This article originally appeared on Indagare under the title "A Song of Gratitude: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg Reflects on her Journey to Japan."Our trip to Japan followed a week in Hong Kong where my husband had business and I spent mornings working and writing before…By jbadmin|
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How the Japanese Tea Ceremony Mirrors the Author/Reader Relationship

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On our recent trip to Asia I barely scratched the surface of omotenashi, the Japanese spirit of hospitality, but I did have the opportunity to participate in a tea ceremony which gave me a glimpse. As I lay awake that night combatting jet lag, I began to see parallels between the…By jbadmin|
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Women Writers over a Certain Age

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The following article was originally published on BooksByWomen.org.A friend suggested recently I write an essay about how one went about being taken seriously as a female writer over fifty. My first reaction to this suggestion was actually surprise, and my second was wonder…By jbadmin|
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Passover Reflections on Moab

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I’ve been back to Boston for a couple weeks but there are images from Utah that I’m carrying close through this cold and grey New England spring.  Not really images, more like colors: white snow, blue sky, and green trees…. And then there’s the red.We took a couple of…By Jeanne|
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The Price of a College Admission Scandal

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I had to pull my  jaw off the floor reading the recent reports of parents and college admissions consultants gaming the system. Even though the college admissions process has never been 'fair,' the hacks these people created stooped to a whole new level. I should qualify this post…By Jeanne|
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