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The First Stories

My mom was a firm believer in naps, mostly because she was a young mother with two small kids who also taught 9th grade English.  She hadn’t reconciled the fact that requiring students to write papers meant she had to … Continue reading

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The Storyteller’s Manifesto

I started telling myself stories when I was little.  My mom (a 20-something ninth-grade English teacher with a brand-new house and two kids under 5) was a firm believer in naps and early bedtimes, so I filled the sleepless moments … Continue reading

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