Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Sound of Poetry

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After my two week adventure, I spent the weekend catching up on all the things one usually catches up on after a holiday.  But there was one special addition this time.  A wonderful poet (and fellow bluechrome author), Nigel McLoughlin, has …

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And now back in the Old World

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From the College Tour to Florence.  Yes, I know how lucky I am.  And since I actually figured out how to take photos with my phone and then bluetooth them onto my computer, I thought I’d share a few with …

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Back in Time in the New World

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There is a ritual that has evolved in America among families with teenagers.  At this time of year, hovering around the arrival of Spring, thousands of families pour onto the highways and backroads of America in search of “the right …

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Meet the Author

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Today I really am going to sit down and write the article that’s due.  But first……. How can I not tell you about me being on “Meet the Author“?  It’s terrifying and exciting and embarrassing and scary and invigorating and….I …

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Notes from the Front

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I should be writing an article for The New Writer, but instead I’m doing this.  So please understand the business-like approach, but I do want to tell all: I.  A new collection of short stories was launched this week called Words …

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A Tale from Canterbury

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Yesterday, in the middle of Britain’s great hurricane, we were creating some drama of our own in a little classroom in Christ Church University, Canterbury.  The lovely and generous poet/academic/soon-to-be-bluechrome-new-author Carolyn Oulton invited me and the actress, Rosalind Cressy, to perform …

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Not What I Was Going To Write About

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I thought I knew what I would write about today.  But no.  After reading my new friend, Cathy‘s, blog, I’ve decided to write about Sam.  Briefly. Yesterday was Sam’s birthday.  If he had lived past 5 weeks, he would have …

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To Pay or Not To Pay

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Strangely enough some days have themes.  Yesterday’s was the payment — or more likely — the non-payment of artists for their work. The day began with a big CurvingRoad meeting to discuss the budget and fundraising plans for the play …

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Mutability

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I was asked by “Writing Magazine” to fill out a questionnaire for a new author interview they may be doing about me later this year (yippee!), and one of the questions they asked was about whether I had any especially …

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You Know What They Say About Roses…..

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I’m now back from 5 days of bouncing around between lots of time zones.  It does something to your brain — at least it does to mine.  I get lost inside my head and start obsessing about all sorts of …

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