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Twitter Spotlight: Susan Orlins

Here’s a Twitter Spotlight first: I’m featuring Susan Orlins, the mother of one of my first subjects, Eliza Orlins.

Meeting Susan, a journalist, blogger, author and avid bicyclist, it’s easy to see where Eliza gets at least some of her adventurous spirit and verve.

And also her heart. Did you see the part of Eliza’s season in Vanuatu where Susan and Eliza were reunited as a reward?

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@SusanOrlins: Big eyes, long ears, wet nose, and a tail

 

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Twitter Spotlight: Jennifer Mendelsohn

Who knew that television could bring so much fun into my Twitter life?
Journalist and ghostwriter Jennifer Mendelsohn aka CleverTitleTK and I first connected thanks to – what else? – The Bachelor. Even her Huffington Post bio mentions the show:
You can find her on Twitter (@clevertitletk), especially when the Bachelor is on.
But then we figured out that we shared a first name as well as a previous employer. Seems like we were meant to connect at some point!
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We Three

“The napkins are polyester…”

“…so when you cry, the tears just get pushed around.”

“We were a mess…”

“…that’s probably why our lunch was comped.”

With Mom and me on either side of him at the table, Dad’s head swerved left, right, and back again. His wife and his daughter, talking about the lunch weeks earlier, at the same restaurant table, when they reluctantly considered the possibility of the future without him.

“But you’re here with us now.”

“We’re so happy.”

“Relieved.”

Mom and Dad

During our exchange, I watched hints of emotion flicker across Dad’s face. He seemed to enjoy being the center of our small family’s attention. But maybe I saw a trace of guilt too. Maybe. For making us worry? I don’t know.

Dad

We were together today. Nothing else mattered.

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My NYC To Do List – Item #9: See Book of Mormon

I’m not big on Broadway musicals.

Dramas? Yes, please. But musicals, I generally think of as trite, long and just generally not for me. I hate how the seats in Broadway theaters (most of them old) are cramped, and lines for the one ladies’ room in the place will be mind bogglingly long at intermission.

Oh, and Broadway is an expensive experience.

But I really want to see Book of Mormon. Like the rest of the world. Tickets are tough to come by, but I’m working the angles.

One issue? My mom is my best angle. She wants to see the show too, she says, even though I’m pretty much positive she won’t like it. Mom is a Republican who goes to church, after all. I’m not sure I can go to see Book of Mormon without her.