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In Which I Remember That I Was Supposed to Be Writing a Novel

My final Semi-Charmed Life column.

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In Which We Learn to Accept Our Limitations

Two actual conversations I had with my kids while driving.

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In Which We Overpack for Overnight Camp

Rule: Your child’s clothes should not be sold or bartered, but they can be dragged through the lake.

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In Which I Am Mindful of a Raisin

Meditation does not permit multitasking. Who knew?

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In Which Children Do Not Make Good Small-Business People

Lemonade stands are so passé. How about a detective stand?

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About This Blog

“Semi-Charmed Life is a blog about my personal impressions of life in the Maryland suburbs and the greater D.C. Metropolitan Area. How’s that for giving myself permission to write about anything? There we go: It’s a blog about anything. Please stay tuned.”

Paula Whyman is an award-winning writer who grew up in Montgomery County. Her stories can be found in literary journals and anthologies, and her humor essays have appeared in The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. She is working on a novel. Plus, she can teach any dog to sit.

For more on Paula and her work, see www.paulawhyman.com. Also see Bethesda World News, the parody newspaper founded by Paula’s alter ego, Isabel Brooke.

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