"Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name"

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Back in spring of 2014, during those months when I was trying to conceive Jonah, I had a moment in the fertility clinic that I’ve never forgotten. I was sitting in a very crowded waiting area all by myself, anticipating an ultrasound to count the eggs in “my basket.” It was to be my fourth cycle of IUI (intrauterine insemination)–the …

"The art of losing isn't hard to master"

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Friday morning. Early. 4:10am. “Mama!” I jolt awake, knocking into my iPad on the nightstand, which immediately bursts into a blue screen of blinding light. A message box appears: “Update Complete,” it says with a patently Apple bleep. I squint and look away. “Mama!” Jonah calls out again from downstairs. He’s had a rotten cold for days, with a cough that’s …

"'I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly, 'but it's no use going back to yesterday. I was a different person then.'"

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Dana in Wonderland! What: Memoir Pool at Lit Crawl When: Saturday, October 15th, 8:30-9:30PM Where: Wonderland SF, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, CA Why: It’s my birthday! (And some really amazing writers will be there preaching their word, too)   I’m taking a little break from storytelling this week in the name of shameless self-promotion. I’ve hit a literary milestone and …