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Project for holiday downtime: maybe move this blog to WordPress?

Since I started a (very very small) publishing company a few months ago, published my book of poetry, and have been working on writing novels (two in progress, zero finished so far), and have been learning more about self-publishing, I really need to reinvigorate this blog. I cleaned up a few things a couple months ago,

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Short thoughts on reading and non-reviewing

So I spent several weeks in October and November re-reading The Passage by Justin Cronin, then reading its sequel, The Twelve, which I enjoyed a great deal but didn’t LOVE the way I loved The Passage. Then I spent a few days reading the play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow: an Instant Message with

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Late July journal updates

Wow, I knew I hadn’t posted in a while, but didn’t realize it’s been over two months — jeesh! And truthfully, this is sort of a faux-post, which I’m able to put up only because Ryan’s baseball coach decided not to go to the post-season awards night.  Apparently Ryan was one of only two or

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Mini-review of The Shadow of the Wind

This mini-review was initially posted on my local library’s website. To enter the grand prize drawing for the summer reading program, adults had to read eight books and write a review of at least one of them. I wrote mine for The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (and brilliantly translated from Spanish

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An apology of sorts

On March 2, I started writing something that I expected would be a blog post. It’s now March 13, and that piece still isn’t done, and I’ve neglected to post anything else here in the interim. The conundrum is that I’ve really been wanting to do more writing, but no matter how many ideas I

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A nip here, a tuck there, thanks to Bloggiesta!

Jeff and the boys are at basketball practice, and I confess that the 9-to-11am Saturday morning practice is starting to spoil me. They leave around 830am, don’t get home till about 1130am, and I have three glorious hours to do things like play around on the computer or read. This morning, I’ve been tweaking my

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I wish I had time to review books…

I have books on my bedside table that I’ve read and had hoped to review, or at least babble about briefly, here on my blog. Now, I’m trying to put a few things in better order (mostly paperwork that needs our attention, or just needs to be sorted out, examined, then filed or recycled), and

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Short health update, in longhand

I recently decided to keep an old notebook (actually a cool “blank book” I’ve had for quite a while) close by me, and hope to jot down activities and thoughts as they happen. I wrote these pages yesterday morning before my radiology tests, and early this morning. More to follow, I hope sooner than later.

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Yep, I’m still here…and a short reading update

(I wrote this during my break at work yesterday, then forgot to e-mail it home or save it to my flash drive. So even though it’s now Friday evening, just pretend that I posted it on Thursday evening.) In about the past week and a half, I’ve read two books that I completely enjoyed, that

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