Monthly Archives: April 2008

A Short Treatise on the Care and Feeding of PoodleRats

(According to Winston) It is not my intention here to imply that PoodleRats are pets. They are companions, protectors and friends. They are also, however creatures of comfort and if you are lucky enough to have encouraged one to stay … Continue reading

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Spring in the Country

I saw the saddest and most beautiful thing on my walk this morning. I’m feeling kind of sad myself; I’m not sure why. The weather is glorious and daffodils have sprung up in lemon yellow and pale gold clumps in … Continue reading

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Mega Summer Writing Workshop

This summer I’ll be leading an intensive writing workshop for 9-15 year olds at the Woodstock Library. Space is limited so please call the library to get on the list. Here are the details: “Hunting the Wild Word” – a … Continue reading

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Anchovy and gorgonzola popovers with creme fraiche

These super-puffy high-rise popovers have been a favorite of Great Aunt Eunida’s for more years than she’d like to admit to. Don’t be scared off by the gourmet ingredients. Everything needed is available in your corner grocery store or on … Continue reading

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BLESS YOU, MR. DAHL

The following is an excerpt from a foreword that Roald Dahl wrote in the excellent collection Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories (Noonday Press 1983). He’s talking about the preponderance of excellent female authors of ghost stories after first pointing … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF IDLE PARENTING

My mum (forgive me, I’m half- Brit) sent me a great article recently. It was all about idle parenting. Parents around here always seem to be in a fervor; busy orchestrating every second of their kids’ lives. Ballet, soccer, drama, … Continue reading

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A LITTLE MORE MILO

Is that a morning bat? (It was a bird) I wish I could just swim or float up into the sky What happens if you point a hairdryer at your lips? Do they get rusty and fall off? I’m all … Continue reading

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