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Quirk

About 7 years ago, I was low on confidence and a little lost.  My music career wasn’t generating any money, and I couldn’t get a good album review if I paid for it.  I had a friend at the time…

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Being Eleanor

Well happy 1st of November, Reader.  Halloween was a hoot yesterday.  We went as Statler and Waldorf, and my 3 month-old went as Fozzie.  What a great night…I hope yours was too.

This week has been slightly terrifying.  On Monday…

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Polygamy

Oh Reader. It’s gorgeous around the house right now.  Fall is falling everywhere.  Acorns, walnuts, leaves, you name it.  If it’s up, it’s coming down, and it’s every color in the crayon box.  Here in the woods, it’s truly raining…

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Judging Books

So I missed writing last Sunday’s blog last week.  But for good reason.  We were off the grid, camping on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  It was autumnal paradise (see pic).  

Still it feels good to…

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Dough!

Whew. Such a week. 

I’ve been in a constant state of correspondence.  As a would-be restaurateur, most of my days are filled with emails, phone calls, and meetings.  In between correspondence, I’m talking to my 2-month old.  When I’m…

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Playing The Field

The best career advice I’ve ever received came from my cousin Matt.  When I left culinary school in Massachusetts and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in songwriting, I was a little overwhelmed. Matt had always been successful in…

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Townies

Last night, I had my first show since the baby was born.  I’ve been so sleep deprived lately that the whole night is a blur.  But there are a few things I remember: 

It was a full house. 

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Bootcamp

First post-baby show is happening this Saturday night!  “Yay!” thinks I. 

“Yikes,” thinks my body.  

Damnit. I’m out of practice.  

It dawns on me that my son has completely taken the place of my piano.  And oh…

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Mama Loves Wine

Maternity leave is officially over….and I am officially zapped. 

So I’m a woman who operates on will power.  When I’m down, I will my mind to think positively.  When I’m rejected, I will back my self-confidence.  But I’ve learned…

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Maternity Leave

At long last!  I'm taking maternity leave.  I just now finished addressing the last Kickstarter backer reward envelope, and I'm calling it quits to spend time with my little boy.  I'll see you back here in two weeks.  -Em

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Good Trolls

I’m still reeling from the excitement of last week.  The Kickstarter made it!  More than $101K was pledged, and we get to push forward with The Norwegian.  Between the baby and the success of this project, I feel as though…

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Stork

It’s a boy!  

Reader, it’s hard to believe that just one week ago, I was begging you to do a labor dance for me.  Tonight, I’m sitting here in bed, my dog at my feet, my husband and my…

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