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Silicon Valley Writer — The Early Days


During the first week of my technical writing career, I came home crying every day.  It was 1984.  We had just returned to the United States after spending five years living in Haifa, Israel, where I worked off and on, … Continue reading

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Importance of Resiliency


I have multiple voices in my head, telling me different things.  Skeptical me says, “Isn’t it silly for a woman your age to be thinking about starting something new?” and “How likely is it that anyone is going to want … Continue reading

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one year ~ one sentence


Image via Wikipedia 1947 Born breech with a forceps mark on my forehead. 1948 Israel is established as an independent state. 1949 My cousin Rachel is born on my birthday. 1950 My parents moved into the only house they would … Continue reading

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Danger Zone of Grouchiness


It’s a good thing that I didn’t pledge to post once a day. It’s been such a busy week. Once again, I’ve been overwhelmed by the quintessentially female problem of putting aside my own needs and desires in order to … Continue reading

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Lost and Found


A couple of weeks ago, I thought I had lost my favorite pair of sunglasses. They weren’t expensive sunglasses. I stopped buying expensive sunglasses after buying one pair several years ago and losing them almost immediately. These were drugstore sunglasses … Continue reading

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Still Possible to Make Changes?


It’s the first week of the new year, 2011. Guess what? I didn’t set any resolutions for this year. Did you? If not, why not? Are we so content that there is nothing we want to change? Or have some … Continue reading

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Too Late for Conversation with My Mother


It’s too late to have the type of conversation that I would have liked to have with my mother. And who knows if that would have possible anyway. I have seen photos of my mother as a wistful little girl, … Continue reading

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