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Archive for August 2011

Sunday Poetry: Her Worried Summer Look

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Mother, Summer, I by Philip Larkin, linked here to The Writer’s Almanac online, is a “different” look at summer’s end.  I’ve posted it this morning after a magnificent set of thunderstorms rolled in across…

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Summer Vacations, Summer Splendors

I’m taking a week long break from original blogs as I dive deeper into my book and still try to catch some of the most beautiful hours of late summer.  While looking back at some of my older blogs to share with you again, I came across this one written in April 2009.  It struck…

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CHUsday: Old Blogs, Old Faithful Recipes

Summertime and the living is, well, BUSY!!  I just taught two classes and need to focus on my next book, so this week, just like on your TV set, you’ll be getting re-runs.  Today and Friday I’m featuring blogs from spring of 2009, when many of you weren’t reading here.  In the spirit of CHUsday, here’s an old…

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Sunday Poetry: Slowing Down for Happiness

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. I’ve been thinking a lot this summer about the meaning of home.  We’ll be moving next year, and right now we’re not sure where.  We have a summer cottage, which feels like home to…

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Finding The Muse Beside the Lake

For the past two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of teaching two different writing classes here at Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.   Talking about one of my favorite subjects, in one of my favorite places, has been a joy.  In the first class, Plotting a Murder, we did just that.  Together we came up…

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CHUsday, Zucchini Recipes, and Cliches

I’m away for the moment, teaching a class in my favorite place in the world, Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.  My good buddy Casey Daniels(aka Kylie Logan with a new series debuting next month) and I are teaching together in the upcoming week.  Casey and I have been friends for a LONG time and…

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CHUsday, and We’re Waiting For You

Last Tuesday I introduced you to a new idea.  If you’re like me, you have lots of cookbooks you haven’t used in a long time.  You are, in short, a cookbook hoarder, and quite possibly instead of using your old cookbooks, you’re still collecting new ones.  It’s time to change that.  So I proposed that…

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