Monthly Archives: June 2009

Summer Here and Back Again

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Tomorrow I leave the big city and head off to a summer in the country, but I’ll be back for a very exciting weekend in July that I want to tell you about. A new poetry festival called “Polyverse Poetry” …

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Feeling Stuck in Limbo

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A million years ago, back when my husband and I were young and “in transition,” there was a little expression we would occasionally turn to each other and say with half smiles and raised eyebrows: “flux sucks.” Well, this is …

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East Almost Meets West

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Something happened, or rather didn’t happen, back during The London Book Fair that I have been waiting to write about. Well, the time has come… This year, in a bid for cultural exchange and global understanding within the publishing industry, …

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Bluechrome Back on Line

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I’m still in the midst of what we have started to affectionately call “The Long Goodbye,” nearly a week’s-worth of events, official and un-, surrounding the graduation of Number 2 son.  It’s been wonderful. I have had the occasional moment, …

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One Step Towards Success

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Today marks the beginning of a rather momentous week in our family. Number 2 Son has just, three minutes ago, finished his last paper for his secondary school education, and on Friday morning, he graduates from High School. Americans make …

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Refusing To Give In To The Blues

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It’s been a tough year all around. You don’t need me to tell you that. And among those who have felt this economic downturn the most acutely have been the already beleaguered though valiant band of Independent Presses. You don’t …

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Procrastinating

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I’m home and sitting at my desk wondering what to do first. Clearly, what I should do first is finish rereading the new novel before I send it out to my three “trusted readers.” I’m especially lucky this time around …

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