Monthly Archives: January 2010

Happiness Award

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Thanks to Chez Aspie, I woke up to find that I had been given the “Happy 101” Award.  What a great way to start the day!  The rules are:  1. List 10 things that make you happy. 2. Try to …

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Magic or Realism

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I’m a cheap drunk.  One glass of wine and my face becomes numb, my mind wanders.  This is especially true in an airplane, which is where I wrote this, hovering over the Atlantic halfway between London and New York.  In …

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What’s the Point?

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The New York Times ran two annoying articles yesterday.  The first, on the front page below the fold, was titled, “On Kindle’s List, the Best Sellers  Don’t Necessarily Need to Sell.” It seems one way publishers are dealing with the …

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Short Circuit: A Personal Response

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    I figured it out.  It’s been over five years since I wrote a short story.  In the meantime, I’ve written countless poems, two novels, two plays and journalism galore, but no stories.  Very strange.  And to be honest, although …

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Blog Borrowing

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So we’ve gone from the chair lift to the dentist’s chair.  Number 2 Son’s wisdom teeth extraction is all over  but for the ice packs and the tv watching.  And tomorrow, I go for a scan of my very dodgy …

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The Tyranny of the Should

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We’ve been taking our family ski trips most every year for the past sixteen winters.  I do love being in the mountains. I love the air, the scenery, the food, the wine.  Probably what I like the least, though, is …

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Ski week

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Just a quickie to say hi and that you won’t be hearing much from me this week because I’m here: I usually only ski in the mornings and then after a wonderful lunch come back to the chalet and veg …

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Snow Days

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My last post, here, was about resolving not to resolve (among other things).  But as I was preparing to write this post, I looked back to see what I was thinking about around this time last year.  This is what …

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To Resolve or Not To Resolve

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I’ve been thinking quite a lot about what to write in this, my first post of the decade.  I tend not to use the arrival of a new year for resolutions.   Rather, it offers me a chance to think about …

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