Monthly Archives: May 2012

I’m Not Getting Older….

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…I’m getting happier, and psychologist, Laura Carstensen, explains why below (or here). Thanks, TED, and Happy Birthday to me.

This Week’s Events

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I’m back on the road, back in my old hunting/haunting grounds of Boston, Connecticut and New York. And first stop Boston. It’s been a bit weird this time. I have flown in to do two writing-related events and am playing …

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Writing Poetry: Remembering How to Play

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It’s been a full on crazy few months (let’s face it…year), with lots of travel, lots of promoting, lots of “serious” writing, too. But I have to be honest with you.  I’m struggling a bit with my poetry, lately.  Yes, …

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Mothers

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This past Sunday was Mother’s Day in the US, Canada and South America (most of it I think). Forgive me if I’ve left some places out. Of course, “Mothering Sunday” in the UK is in March. Needless to say, for …

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Libel Reform and The Queen’s Speech

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I think she means business… Non-British readers may not know what The Queen’s Speech is. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with stuttering or Colin Firth. It is the annual speech, written by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet, …

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Buy Happiness!

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I often joke about my poor husband. The more money he makes, the more I seem to give away. I donate to many causes. If anything, I have to start being a bit more discriminating so that I can give …

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The Evolution of Language

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I’ve decided to learn Khmer. I had my first lesson this week and although it’s a bit overwhelming, it’s even more exciting. Thankfully, the grammar is relatively simple, but the pronunciation is quite strange. And of course, there is the …

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