Summer Here and Back Again

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” will be held on the grounds of Loughborough...

Feeling Stuck in Limbo

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 certainly a good...

East Almost Meets West

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, the British...

Bluechrome Back on Line

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...

One Step Towards Success

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 a big deal of this, and since...