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Bad Mom/Good Writer

October 20, 2012
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So, my 9th-grade son got in trouble for looking up Arab jokes on-line in Language Arts class. I’m not sure how I should feel about myself in that I wasn’t angry about the racist implications or  misuse of time, but rather the fact that he wasn’t coming up with his own material.

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Lisa K. Nelson

Sitcom writer (Ellen, Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond) who quit to raise three kids (initially adorable, currently insolent). Flight risk. Turn-ons: The Green Bay Packers, Bob Newhart, real butter. Turn-offs: Myself in the vanity mirror in broad daylight (Why do I keep looking?). Also the hyper half of ADHDivas -- coping, commiseration and comedy for parents of ADHD kids.

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2 Responses to Bad Mom/Good Writer

  1. Lisa
    October 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Point well taken. Literally.

  2. Jack Sass
    October 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    “When you take stuff from one writer it’s plagiarism, but when you take from many writers it’s called research.” Sounds like research to me. 😉



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