Monthly Archives: January 2008

DOLDRUMS

And other fantastic words. (Short blog here (I know, everyone heave a sigh of relief.) By the way, I never mean to be long-winded but I find it hard to stop once I start going. I love words. I’d like … Continue reading

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VISIT WITH STUDENTS AT LENAPE SCHOOL

Here are some of the great kids who invited me to tea at their school. We had mint gumdrops, iced tea, goldfish crackers and gummy worms, and I answered questions about the book and about writing. They were remarkably clever … Continue reading

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TIME ENOUGH?

Time is an odd thing. It flits, it flees, it flies. It scampers ahead on soft, velvety feet and we don’t even notice its passing. Sometimes we have too much of it; often much too little. I worry that I’m … Continue reading

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PRIMITIVE TONSILLECTOMY

1) I believe (but correct me if I’m wrong) that tonsillectomies were performed by hooking the tonsils through the nose with a metal implement and then drawing(yanking) them out. It must have hurt a lot.2) Tre-panning- this involved drilling small … Continue reading

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BACK IN THE RING

More boxing and writing analogies The first time I punched someone in the face I stopped and said I was sorry. “Don’t apologize!”my trainer, Eric, screamed from the corner, “Hit him again.” He had to toughen me up. The weird … Continue reading

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RIGHT HOOKS, WRITE BOOKS

RIGHT HOOKS, WRITE BOOKS I used to box back in Oakland, California. I started as a way to control the stress I was feeling after my best friend died. I figured hitting things was one way to deal with the … Continue reading

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CHASING THE MIST

This morning when the Lucy factor (see previous blogs) and I went out for our daily hike, there was a low mist on the ground and the mountains up above us were wreathed in fog. Familiar landmarks and trees took … Continue reading

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CONTROVERSY!NOT JUST A COOL SONG BY PRINCE

Ok, I was going to include something in the title there about Britney Spears or her little sister (not so little anymore, I guess) but I feel mean taking pot shots at that infinitely sad family so I stuck with … Continue reading

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SELF-PROMOTION-SHREWD BUSINESS MOVE OR SHAMELESS BLOWING OF ONE’S OWN HORN?

Let me preface this by saying that I come from a marketing and promotion background. When I owned my little independent record label we were driven by direct promotions whether to the independent retailer or directly to the fans. We … Continue reading

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