Monthly Archives: April 2008

What Is It About Time?

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I was late.  I was always late. And I only noticed the time just then because I was wrangling with a cufflink that happened to be stuck under my watch.  Let’s face it; time is one of my big issues. …

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So Random….

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How exciting.  I just got my first “tag”.  Thank you to the wonderful and talented Sarah Salway.  Now I need to tell you six random things about me……but first, the small print.  Here are the instructions she sent me which …

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ExPat or Bust

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The other night at dinner, The Big D and I were talking about the difference between being an “expat” and being an “immigrant.”  The conversation became surprisingly heated, symbolizing the difference in our world views — the writer vs the …

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Gee Mr. Wizard!

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One of the main characters in Tangled Roots is a man with the nondescript name of John.  John is forty years old, single, and a Professor of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology in a leading American university. He relates to numbers the …

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Ways of Seeing

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Not much to say today, but I had to show you this extraordinary photograph sent to me by my friend, Kate B.  It was taken by someone named Barbara Mathews.  I don’t know her but boy, can she shoot! It’s …

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What does "autobiography" mean, anyway?

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Let the Countdown Begin!

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It’s April 15 and that means one month until the launch of Tangled Roots.  It’s getting very exciting, very busy and a bit scary. I’m sure as the days go by I’ll be more and more preoccupied with all that …

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The Dreaded TBR Pile

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I had never heard of the term “TBR Pile”, but I certainly was well-acquainted with the monster.  It was the lovely and funny Helen  and her blog that first made me aware that there was a term of art for that …

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This and That

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There are two things I want to ramble on about today.  First is the importance of community, specifically, having the privilege of being a part of a community of writers.  Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate to have …

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Lots to celebrate

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On the top right you will see a wonderful new addition to my blog.  It’s a widget put together by the terribly creative people at bluechrome publishing that celebrates two important events:  the 70th birthday of the writer, Deborah Rey, …

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