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Pop!Tech – Day 1 – Speaking the Unspoken

Holy crap I am hyperventilating about what just happened on my way back from the opening-night cocktail party, but first here’s the meaty part of the post: I am here in Camden for my third Pop!Tech conference, where culture and technology come together, presented by today’s greatest writers and thinkers. Today there were special pre-conference sessions. I went to see …

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One of Those Things I Wish I’d Thought of …

… but probably wouldn’t have pulled it together anyway if I had. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

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40licious and a half

Lesson #7, above. Lucy didn’t get a say in this executive decision. I’ve been 40licious for six months. It’s been amazing, really, the journey to here, so far. The best way to mark it, I think, is to outline 20 things I’ve learned since I got to this point. 1. Sometimes you just have to let things go. Take the …

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Surrender to the Freckle

I write so much about other people, that it’s sort of a shock to see when someone writes about me. It’s happened a few times, like when my play was up in Seattle, and I had all kinds of adoring journalists calling me for the lowdown on the body-image thing. I think I was professionally happiest then. I’ve recently come …

Vanessa McGradySurrender to the Freckle
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40licious Hall o’ Fame: Fun With Pop Rocks

The link isn’t quite working directly; search for “Liquid Muse” on the site and pick “alcohol-free cocktails.” You’ll be glad you spent that extra four seconds. I hereby initiate another rockin’ person into the 40licious Hall o’ Fame: My good friend Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, aka The Liquid Muse. There are several reasons I could have previously put her right in there. …

Vanessa McGrady40licious Hall o’ Fame: Fun With Pop Rocks
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Artifact: Of Writing and Forgetting

When you’ve worked as a writer, by the time you hit 40licious, you’ve likely stopped and started about 100 projects. Thirty years ago they would have been written longhand on yellow paper, dissolved or crumpled and tossed. Now they sit, forgotten and perfect as they day they were created, on my external hard drive. I found this by accident and …

Vanessa McGradyArtifact: Of Writing and Forgetting