Monthly Archives: August 2011

after the storm

The good news is that Hurricane Irene did not impact my life, aside from spending way too many hours watching TV reporters stand in water. The bad news of course, is that so many millions are without power, many trees … Continue reading

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disaster preparedness

I took today’s photo off the cover of my book because I’m starting to feel like we are living in the story. The other day I suddenly felt an earthquake where no earthquake should be, and now I am waiting … Continue reading

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location, location, location

I’ve just finished writing an entire scene and I stop to re-read it. As I read, I become more and more puzzled. Why? Because there is no location! I have this great conversation taking place between three characters and I … Continue reading

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patterns within chaos

Look at the photo to the left. This is my brain while writing lately. Not the smooth, even flow of creation but the random chaos that is me trying to work out the story ideas. But is it really chaos? … Continue reading

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the america of my time line

I’d like to thank Courtney Cantrell for posting this quote on facebook today. This is what we are living now. “The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened … Continue reading

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a recipe for balance

Cooking–the art of mixing together random ingredients to come up with something delicious. I glanced around my kitchen today and noticed my two hot pads hanging on the wall (I crocheted the yellow one) and realized it has been a … Continue reading

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the real thing

It finally arrived! My very own copy of my very own book. I can actually hold it in my hands and feel the weight of all those wonderful 190,000 words. Even though I’ve seen it up on the Amazon and … Continue reading

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inspiration

I want to talk about inspiration today. What inspires us? So many things can. The photo here, badly taken, of a piece of artwork shows one of my touchstones for inspiration. It was done by Courtney Cantrell, author and artist, … Continue reading

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