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Archive for October 2011

Sunday Poetry: Not to be Tampered With

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. I had to smile when The Printer’s Error by Aaron Fogel showed up in my mailbox from Poetry 180 this week.  How can any novelist not love this one, particularly a novelist who just…

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Hanging Out On the Beach For Fun and Profit

Last week’s Novelists Inc. conference was fabulous. I came home with so much information, but unfortunately no suntan to go with it.  I was inside the hotel at workshops madly scribbling notes almost the entire time.  When I wasn’t, I was investigating Sarasota with friends, which might well turn out to be our Florida home someday. …

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CHUsday with an Ethnic Twist

My hometown, Gulfport, Florida, has a wonderful Cuban restaurant, Habana Cafe.  Last year when I attended the Novelist’s Inc. conference on St. Pete Beach, a group of us visited the restaurant for a delicious, reasonably priced dinner.  I ordered the lechon asada, which is a fabulously roasted pork topped with grilled onions.   I was hooked. I…

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Sunday Poetry: Fingertips Required

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. At a time when jobs, professions and class warfare are very much in the headlines all over the world, and Occupied DC is only fifteen minutes from my front door, Who Burns for the…

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Writers on the Beach

I’m at the Novelist’s Inc. conference on St. Pete Beach this week, with old friends and new.  I attended last year and learned more in a day than I’ve learned in all the previous conferences I’d ever attended.  So back I went. Ever wonder what writer’s talk about when we’re together? (And I don’t mean…

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CHUsday: What’s Your Favorite Food Blog?

I don’t know about you, but in addition to a LOT of cookbooks, I also have a LOT of links to cooking blogs and recipe sites.  This month, in hopes that you do, too, if you make a new recipe from an online site, you can comment here or on any Cookbook Hoarders United blog from…

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Sunday Poetry: The Nothingness of Air

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Today’s poem, Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver seems perfect for mid-October, when the anticipation of winter is always with us, even on days when summer seems to be asserting itself, although briefly. The…

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CHUsday: Flexitarian, Vegetarian, Vegan and Carnivore

So, do you know what kind of “eater” you are?  Or have you ever even wondered.  Maybe you grew up with fried-green tomatoes, ham biscuits and red eye gravy.  Maybe you grew up with brown rice, tofu and bean sprouts.  Or maybe your family was eclectic and ate a little of this and a little of…

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Sunday Poetry: How the Pieces Fit Together

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Last week’s poem, Movies, by Billy Collins, was in honor of all the movies I seem to be watching now that the weather’s changing.  Additionally, I’m closing in on the deadline of my next…

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