Category Archives: Writing

books and babies

In many ways, my relationship with books is new. I have always read, but it wasn’t really  until the past few years that I began to decide to have a personal relationship with books. Before, in graduation school and before … Continue reading

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morning writing

I never write here in the morning and I’m not sure why. Wait. I do know why. I started once and then got so distracted with children waking and the impending need to actually start my day with something productive … Continue reading

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deconstructing things

You know, this blog really just began as an experiment. At the time that I started it, I was blogging regularly at my other blog, my “serious” “this-may-lead-to-something-blog” and wanted to test myself to do something different. I wanted to … Continue reading

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stunted growth

I think this blog has become something like the Basil plant in my kitchen. I bought it in the summer months. It was lush and green and sweet smelling then. I put it in my window in a clay pot … Continue reading

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the atlantic magazine

I received a free subscription to “The Atlantic” magazine. I’ve read two issues thus far and have fallen in love with real journalism and words. I think I’ve gotten so used to images, lots of images. People can’t focus much … Continue reading

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Salon commentators

I read Salon.com because I think it’s a fun, trendy, edgy kind of place online that you can go to stay in touch with somewhat controversial research on things like pharmaceutical controversies and male pregnancies. I also like the essays … Continue reading

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a million little pieces

Remember that guy who wrote that book that Oprah thought she loved but then decided she hated when she learned that The Smoking Gun was on to the fact that all of what he wrote was not entirely true? Yeah? … Continue reading

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writing alone

I am working on something. I am working on writing my five minutes posts offline instead of online. I am doing this as a practice to get back into the habit of writing without any anticipation of my words potentially … Continue reading

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my new blog

This will be perhaps be the shortest post ever…on this blog. I think. I have a new blog. I ditched Mommyhood NEXT RIGHT, my parenting blog, and I am now writing at http://www.jessicafhinton.com. I am only telling you the readers … Continue reading

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timeless writers

I am reading Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own.” I read it once in high school, but then, or back then, I never really read books in the way I do now. Now, I take notes and since my … Continue reading

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