A new chapter

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Just one week ago, I lost my job at The Buffalo News due to restructuring and cut backs. Given my tendency to “blog it out”, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’ve spent a large part of this past week writing. As I have been reflecting, I am finding silver linings…

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Silver linings

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Within the past year, I’ve become very good at finding silver linings. Everything that I have experienced throughout this past year has shown me the value and importance of always having a positive outlook, regardless of the situation. Optimism is a choice. You decide how you want to look at…

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My oldest friend

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Jen Halper and I go way back. We met in nursery school at the age of two and were inseparable from the start. Throughout our childhood, we did just about everything together: school (nursery, elementary, Hebrew, middle, high and the first year of undergrad,) sports teams (gymnastics and soccer,) detention,…

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Circle of life

Circle of life

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The passing of Nana has come at a time when I’ve been surrounded by experiences which remind me of the circle of life. I spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas in Pittsburgh this past year. Being in Pittsburgh always used to remind me of my grandma, who passed away almost 3…

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Pure mazel

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I attended Nana’s funeral, or celebrated her life (as I like to think of it), on January 9, 2014. The fact that I was able to be in New York to do so was largely up to chance. (See: Buffalo blizzard) I was fortunate that the polar vortex hit exactly…

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Bloggerversary

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I started this blog exactly one year ago to the day. At the time, I was in desperate need of a creative outlet. I had always loved writing but had always been hesitant to share my writing with the public out of fear of criticism. I knew that the only…

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A lucky day

A lucky day

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When it comes to writing, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I know that I have a lot to learn, (I’m a regular AP style offender,) and am always looking to improve. I also thoroughly enjoy writing, so when I write a blog post there are usually around 50 revisions…

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Oh hello, Seth Godin

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Despite the fact that I’m operating on three hours of sleep, I woke up this morning exhausted but excited. My 4:00 am wake up (and subsequent 7:00 am flight out of JFK) meant that I would return to Buffalo in time to see one of my favorite authors, Seth Godin,…

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Warrior momma

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For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing Donna Jornsay, you know that she is a warm, caring, generous, thoughtful, fun-loving, easy-going and hard-working woman. Maybe I’m biased but of all the mothers I’ve come to know, my mother truly tops the cake. Donna Jornsay seems to be…

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