Monthly Archives: December 2011

Quote For The New Year

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our … Continue reading

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Writing During The Holidays

My laptop sits on the kitchen counter as I cook. Right hand stirring the dumpling mixture, my left hand’s floury fingers type (not skillfully), Have you a mind to sink, the woman weeps to those gathered in the room, to … Continue reading

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No Sickness (O My Stars)

I remember using the mini food processor chopper thing to within an inch of its life, opening cans of Christmas delicacies like organic kidney beans, tomato paste (yes, organic tomato paste—who knew) and what is Christmas without ye olde Christmas mandarin … Continue reading

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Quote For The Weekend (Christmas Edition)

The best sitting room at Manor Farm was a good, long, dark-panelled room with a high chimney-piece, and a capacious chimney, up which you could have driven one of the new patent cabs, wheels and all. At the upper end … Continue reading

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Miss MOL Break

Sometimes I live vicariously through Miss MOL, an art curator by-the-sea. I love her recent sojourn. She hits all the cool places and makes me laugh. Check out her latest post on the Springs. THREE DAY TOUR.

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Bit Of Info

From Writer’s Digest. Because I, anyway, always learn something (except how to make the perfect cup of coffee, I can never seem to learn that…): The 18 Most Popular Articles on Writing of 2011 We posted more than 1,300 articles … Continue reading

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Writer, Activist, Leader (And The List Goes On)

RIP “I would be glad if it was felt that I have done something generally useful. I don’t care much about personal fame or popularity. I would be satisfied with the feeling that I had a chance to help with … Continue reading

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Quote For The Weekend (Pre-Holiday Edition)

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney I am going to remember this quote on Christmas morning, refuse … Continue reading

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Waiting For Clause

Impatience, mostly, from everyone in the mall except those of us in line to see Santa, because we all have children and are too focused on distracting their impatience (pointing out Christmas lights, analyzing the 6 potbellied, dancing-on-hind-legs, oversized reindeer heralding … Continue reading

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YA Muses Giveaway

Another tantalizing giveaway at YA Muses, a site I check in with every day (even if I’m on a tight schedule). The Mon-Thurs Muses all have books coming out in 2012. One, Katherine Longshore, is giving away an ARC of her novel, … Continue reading

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Quote For The Weekend: Just Barely December (Clumsy) Edition

“I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year.” – E.M. Forster Especially if you have a preschooler fascinated by the endless de-hanging possibilities of tree ornaments, … Continue reading

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Library Peeking

A Peek Inside the Libraries of Famous Writers Colm Tóibín’s library and workspace. Photo via. I think Colm’s library is my favorite because of the floor-to-ceiling shelves–but Kipling’s cuts a close second because of all the wood paneling and beams … Continue reading

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