Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

March 11, 2013
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Is it about the money?

I sat down while my son was playing Mario Kart to read Alfie Kohn’s book I borrowed from the library. Punished by Rewards. It has a long subtitle.  After three pages my brain hurt. I realized I skim read and there is … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Listening

Parents of toddlers do a lot of talking. There are a thousand and seven questions and requests to reply to. There are desires and emotions to tend. And there are directions to give. In general, we do a lot of … Continue reading

January 14, 2013
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Blaming everyone

Most of us have experienced tragedy.   Sometimes it’s shared tragedy, school shootings, terrorist attacks, war, torture, and everything else.   Sometimes it’s personal, losing a loved one, receiving a negative diagnosis of the body,or of the mind.   News … Continue reading

January 7, 2013
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Changing Your Self-Talk

The holidays are over.   For those of us who have less than ideal families, this means we can all breathe a sigh of relief as we go back to our normal routines, free of our families pass judgement on … Continue reading

December 27, 2012
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Becoming more concrete

Some people are goal people.  Goal setters are people who like having a direction. Some goal setters are vague, they know where they want to be is somewhere over there. And they wander towards it. And others have a detailed … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
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Blogging …

I know blogging about blogging how boring. I was just thinking about my process. It’s probably not the best. And if I did better I might get more views. I often write these things up late at night. I’ll be … Continue reading

November 5, 2012
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Cleaning up computer files

When I’m working on something I wind up with several files. One of the draft, one with some notes scribbled: like children’s names and ages,  a plot map (mostly done as I work or after I’ve written the entire draft) … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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Wanna live longer?

I was playing with my phone a few days ago, it’s an Android HTC, I think, and I was installing apps. I installed the Kijiji app and the Ikea App. And then the TED talks app. In case you’ve been … Continue reading

August 27, 2012
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The state of the world

Well, I am still busy catching up on my RSS reader backlog. Under 400 now. Not a lot to report. The Damn Fine Words writing contest is open again. You have until Sept 3rd to submit your entry. This time … Continue reading

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