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Destination Inspiration: Samovar Tea Lounge

After coffee at Blue Bottle and lunch at La Boulange during our afternoon in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley a few weeks ago, we didn’t think things could get any better–until we walked into Samovar Tea Lounge. With its Zen Valley location just half a mile from the other Hayes Valley places we had just visited, we […]

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Writing as an Excuse to Explore

Anne Lamott says in Bird by Bird, “One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around.” I love that! From the […]

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Friday Forum: 12/28

Traveling for the holidays usually provides some great writing fodder. Did you sit next to any interesting characters on the plane? Take an eventful road trip? Or travel back to the place you grew up? Had it changed much since you had been there last? Have fun and see what you can pull from your […]

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