Monthly Archives: July 2018

Day Off

There’s nothing like a day off from work when you’re resolved not to waste time. I’ve already . . . Done the dishes. Done laundry. Taken a walk along the side of the road to check out the huge mass … Continue reading

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It’s Depressing

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman Grade: B+ Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us is a non-fiction book that questions what would happen to our planet if we (mankind) suddenly disappeared en masse. How quickly would nature take over … Continue reading

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How Do You Rate a Day?

How should I rate this day? Good because a hummingbird came to feast on our hostas, or bad because the last piece of deodorant jumped out of its container and broke all over the floor? Good because I had a … Continue reading

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Timely Tale

Black Rainbow by Barbara Michaels Grade: B In Black Rainbow a young governess is hired by a wealthy family. In this family are a young woman who runs the family’s mill while her brother is away, a man (the brother) … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Part of the reason I went to the office this week was to attend an editorial meeting. Accuracy is one of the things that we discussed in the meeting. Of course we know that we’re supposed to get our facts … Continue reading

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You Should Be Writing!

David Sedaris, on writing: I had to have a root canal recently. And it took place over three continents. I was on a plane going from one continent to another, going from Australia to Japan and then going to the … Continue reading

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The Essential Scrunchie

How old was I when I learned to put my own hair in a ponytail? It’s something I do often now, so it’s hard to imagine a time when I didn’t know how. I don’t think anyone ever taught me. … Continue reading

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This One’s a Keeper

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris Grade: A Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is not my first collection of essays by David Sedaris. I’ve read four others. In 2010, Me Talk Pretty One Day … Continue reading

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Slice of Heaven

It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Here is my own little slice of heaven: a book, a chair, a little shade, a little sun, and a little pool in which to cool my feet.  

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I Remember Her

Sheri S. Tepper was a science fiction author who gained some popularity during the ’80s, enough for me to notice and start reading her work. I’ve read many of her books over the years, including two since starting the blog: … Continue reading

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