Nemo, our rescue beagle, loves everybody, but some people are particularly special to him.  The son and daughter-in-law who found him in the woods as a puppy and nursed him back to health and into our home.  Other family members.  My cleaning lady and my assistant, both of whom have provided pet care in the past.  …

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began this page in March, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read–or today, for the listen.  If…

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I can count on two questions from any Q & A session.  The first?  Where do I get my ideas?  The second is whether I’ve ever suffered from writer’s block. I’ll confess I used to snicker whenever I answered this one.  “Not me, thanks.  If I’m stuck I just keep working until I’m not stuck anymore.” …

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last month, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what…

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It’s National Library Week.  Did you know?  I’ll confess I’m not a fan of “Blank-Blank Weeks” in general, but this one’s too important to ignore.  I’ve relayed my own memories here of the Gulfport, Florida library where my addiction to reading got its start.  At the time many of you commented about your own good…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last month, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what…

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Some of you who pop in an out of my Facebook page know that I’ve been working non-stop on character sketches for the first book of my new series, which will debut in August of 2012.  Not all authors bother with this.  Some are content to allow the character to reveal him or herself as…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last Sunday, and if you didn’t join us then, you can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part? It’s easy.  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what the day’s poem means in your…

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My public relations trip to Germany is over, but the questions keep arriving.  I answered these today for a major German newspaper, and it occurred to me that you might find the answers interesting, as well.   Maybe you’ve wondered about some of these subjects yourself.   As always, I’ll enjoy your comments. 1. Are you surprised about…

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