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‘My daily dose of joy’

Reading a memoir, readers often surmise that there must be some part of the tale that the author left out, some additional material that was taken out to serve the larger point. A few times lately, interviewers—or, sometimes, acquaintances— have mentioned that I must have opted not to include some of the more difficult moments [...]

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Lessons in Jumping for Joy

[Also on  Huffington Post] At first I thought it was an earthquake. I was lying in bed when I felt the house shake–thud, thud, thud–and then I heard a voice just outside the bedroom shouting something I couldn’t quite make out. Somebody was jumping up and down. It was my son Ezra. “It’s February first!” [...]

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