Janepollak

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How to Decide

There was a 3-hour appoint-free window in the middle of my Tuesday this week. An earlier meeting at 102nd and Broadway ended at just after 11:30am. The next one wouldn’t be until 3:45pm down in Chelsea, the West 20’s.      I’ve secured space at the Writers Room

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Do You Ever Have This Thought?

I’m deep into the editing of my memoir after receiving notes from my developmental editor a few weeks ago. These are not simply “Capitalize this word,” or “Put this in the past tense,” but “More reflections on your bigger themes.” Stuff I have to mull, figure out how

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How Georgia O’Keeffe Speaks to Me

Recent word-of-mouth on the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum inspired my visit there this Saturday afternoon. You do need to reserve a ticket which keeps the crowds manageable. From the get-go, the first wall descriptor of the artist’s life drew me right in: Georgia O’Keeffe has

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I Asked for a Sign

“I ask for a sign that even I can understand,” a friend once instructed me as I expressed uncertainty about a now long-forgotten issue. Her comment came back to me yesterday when I received an ultra-clear message from the Universe about the timing of a new phone purchase. I got my most

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Hello Dolly! – Bette Midler Rocked

How do I turn attending a weekday Broadway matinee with my daughter into an entrepreneurial venture? Seeing Dolly Levi portrayed by Bette Midler on Wednesday provided an easy answer. It was beyond thrilling to be less than 50 feet away from this mega-icon. That would have been quite

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