Monthly Archives: January 2010

Resurrecting Fess Up Friday, and Some Bad Poetry

I wasn’t sure, earlier this month, if I was going to keep blogging about my progress, or lack thereof, about my writing. In looking through my 2009 posts, so many of them were about my novel that I managed to … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Punchbowl, Greg Iles

I completed my first read of 2010 last night – The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles.  Even in the non-light of an early January morning, I’m not sure how I feel about it. At first I thought my ambiguity meant … Continue reading

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Losses big and losses small

I think it is time to admit that 2010 is not off to a stellar beginning for many, many people. I tried to deny it during the year’s first wobbly, deep-frozen days when recuperating from the holiday season seemed to … Continue reading

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If it’s one step forward and eight steps back, it’s time to demolish a wall

“I just wanted to make some forward progress,” S. said, turning off the car and leaning back somewhat desolately in his seat. “I just wanted to move forward a bit.” “I know,” I said, remaining in my seat as well … Continue reading

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deleting chicken florentine

I spent several days visiting my parents in between Thanksgiving and Christmas last month, and each early afternoon as she prepared our mugs of tea or coffee, my mom would pull down her recipe box from above the stove and … Continue reading

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Year of the house, year of the burgh…

Happy New Year! I truly did not mean to be gone from blogging for such a long time but since nothing is worse than reading a blog about all the reasons a person HASN’T blogged I will just say I … Continue reading

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