Monthly Archives: October 2008

RULES SHMULES

There are probably writers out there far more professional and able than I am who just sit down and write with a certain confidence that I lack. Obviously I am secure enough to write in the first place, to have … Continue reading

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CARS AND TREES

I stopped driving my car as much as I could when I caught sight of my face in the rear view mirror one day and realized how terribly angry I looked. Furrowed brow, squinty eyes, unbecoming purplish tinge to my … Continue reading

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2 (random) THINGS I LOVE

Squirrels and their noises- liquid glottal stops like Victor Borge and his phonetic punctuation- look him up on Youtube.com if you’re not familiar with him. AND when the canopy of trees meets over the road and you suddenly feel like … Continue reading

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GETTING STARTED

I lead a lot of writing workshops for kids and sometimes the will is there, all raring to go, but the well is dry, so to speak. My writing teacher- the amazing novelist and memoirist Abigail Thomas- used to give … Continue reading

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NADA NIENTE RIEN

Not much to say this week. The Scheherazade experiment is going great. We’re two thirds of the way through Despereaux and he is really enjoying it. I have started work on a new book- a YA novel- of which I … Continue reading

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LIKE SCHEHERAZADE SORT OF

My husband and I made all the usual sorts of mistakes that new parents make with my son. Giving into tantrums, encouraging him to believe he was the center of the universe, picking up after him, and tragically and worst … Continue reading

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CATCHING LEAVES

What a beautiful balmy day it is today! We’ve had enough of a cold snap in upstate NY-a series of sub 32 degree nights, to shock the trees into flamboyant displays of color. The mountains are mantled in deep russets … Continue reading

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MY FAVORITE NON- HOLIDAY

ALTHOUGH ITS EARLY DAYS YET, IVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME FOR WEEKS ALREADY. STILL NOT SURE WHETHER TO GO KRAZY GLOO OR HOT GLUE GUN. DOES SYNTHETIC HAIR CATCH ON FIRE? ANYWAY MY SON HAS BEEN PLANNING HIS … Continue reading

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PERCHANCE TO DREAM

My favorite time of night or early morning is that blurry, dark slice of dawn where I exist in a sort of half wakefulness when I squint my eyes just enough to read the clock on the far wall and … Continue reading

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