Monthly Archives: November 2008

An Unexpected Sharp Turn

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My blogging will be limited over the next few weeks.  I thought for a moment about whether I should talk about this much, but I decided that I wanted to.  After all, as I say above, we’re all in this …

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Thanksgiving: Not Just for Turkeys

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Yesterday, I had the amazing experience of meeting my new friend, Tania Hershman (whose new short story collection, The White Road and Other Stories, was recently discussed here). I say this was amazing, not only because I had a fantastic …

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Rambling around the World

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I love it when technology works.  Take a look at my wonderful little widget on the right displaying the progress I’m making on novel number 2.  Thanks to JJ, it’s now functioning so well I have moved it up top …

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Keeping it Creative

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One of the negative side effects of spending a week, such as I did, in an inspiring retreat in West Cork is that you come home, look at your refrigerator and maybe your washing machine, and say to yourself, “So, …

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The White Road by Tania Hershman: The Virtual Book Tour

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Tania Hershman‘s short story collection, The White Road, is a book I was very much looking forward to and even more excited by once I read it.  Tania is a very gifted writer.  These stories capture entire lives in just …

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Do You Believe in Magic?

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I often forget that I believe in magic, but my trips to Anam Cara remind me that I do.  And the magic has happened again.  Now that I am home and looking back on it all, I can’t believe how …

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Losing…or is it Finding…Myself in Ireland

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Tomorrow I’m off to Ireland! I’ve discussed before here the wonderful writers’ retreat, Anam Cara.  It’s hard to believe that this will be my sixth stay, but it’s a testament to what a wonderful and important place it’s become to me. …

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A Sad P.S.: Goodbye to Studs

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Studs Terkel died yesterday, on Halloween, at the age of 96.  Born in New York, he lived most of his life in Chicago, but to be honest, he made all of America, its people and its history, his true home. …

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New Ventures

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One of the many wonderful by-products of having my parents visit is that I get to play tourist.  Actually, whenever my parents come over to London we spend most of our time eating our way through the local restaurants (of …

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