Posts by Kim

On Pins And Needles

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March 29th, 2012

At my first post-college job in the mid ‘90s, my co-worker Renee used to derive great enjoyment from describing her acupuncture sessions in disturbing detail to the entire proofreading department. […]

Why I’m Not An Open Book

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December 19th, 2011

Confession: While I’m not intentionally trying to cultivate a mysterious persona, I have difficulty revealing personal things to others, particularly online. As a writer who’s been blogging since before the […]

The Sophisticated Angeleno

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December 14th, 2011

Every few months or so an article makes the rounds claiming that people in Los Angeles are the least well-read of any city in the United States, the implication being […]

The 12 Days Of… Christ! Is It Already That Time Again? Our 12 Days Of Christmas Holiday & Gift Guide Day #3

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November 29th, 2011

The Tootzypop “12 Days of Christmas Holiday & Gift Guide” runs from Black Friday through Monday, December 12. No, I’m not ho ho hum about Christmas. From Thanksgiving through New […]

A Hallmark Moment

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November 11th, 2011

Though letter writing has gone the way of dressing for dinner (we never knew ye, Cary Grant) and post offices around the country are closing, we can still be happy […]

Add It Up

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October 28th, 2011

A child of the public school system, I grew up taking standardized tests and always scored off the charts in reading comprehension, writing, science, and social studies. As with many […]

What Are You Reading?

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October 13th, 2011

It’s one of my favorite questions to ask and answer — and I love that my friends consider me their personal librarian. I add to my reading list by subscribing […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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September 29th, 2011

Community is something that has been on my mind often lately, especially after reading this article about the suicide of a 29-year old Costa Mesa employee who received one of […]