Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Meaning of Bravery

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All of us have been brave some times in our lives.  We probably don’t give ourselves credit for the bravery we muster up just doing seemingly mundane tasks, like * the first time you take your newborn outside for a …

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Things are heating up

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     It seems like every day brings a new publication-related event.  Please bear with me while I continue to crow a bit, but after 50-odd years (and I guess I do mean “odd”) of dreaming and many, many years …

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Not About the Oscars

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The longer I live in the UK, the less I miss the States.  But I have to admit there will always be  a few moments a year, usually in the darkest deepest part of night, that I have a twinge …

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Techno Breakdown

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As I get older, I find myself taking pride in silly things.  Like my intimate knowledge of the Jimi Hendrix discography.  Like my relative ease around computers and technology.  But you know what they say about pride and although this …

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What’s an Ark/Arc?

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Years ago (I won’t say how many), Bill Cosby did a hilarious routine where he imagined himself as Noah being commanded by God to prepare for The Flood.  God says, “Noah.”  Noah says, “Yea?” God says, “Build an ark.”  Noah …

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Dreaming Again….

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It’s been a year and a half since my poetry play, “Dreams of May”, had its 2-week run in London’s Pentameters Theatre.  But tonight, in a small church hall out by Heathrow, we did the first in a series of …

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Hi Hon, I’m Home

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I’m back.  No broken bones on any family member!  The sun was abundant, the sky was cloudless, the wine and food were — well, it was France, after all!  So now it’s time to get back to reality which for …

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I’m a Juggling Fool

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I suppose I should be used to juggling a million things at once.  I’ve been doing it forever as have most women I know — I guess men do it too; it just doesn’t seem like the same thing though …

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Career Day

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If it’s not one thing it’s another.  First, my adorable publisher actually called me — no email, no facebook message, actually his voice on the other end of the line.  That could only mean trouble, and indeed, there is a …

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A Killer Combo

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It was my wonderful friend, Cassie’s, birthday lunch today.  We went to a chi-chi Japanese restaurant and ate edemame, black cod, tempura, noodles, some sort of sushi type-thing, skewers of this and that.  Yum.  Then after a lovely lunch, we …

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