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Archive for April 2012

Sunday Poetry: One Woman Trusts Herself with Treasure

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.   If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem, Her Head, by poet Joan Murray, celebrates the courage and strength of women.  Since I’m presently reading Cutting for Stone, set in Ethiopia, this had particular resonance for me. It’s a reminder…

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Contests and Giveaways: Bonuses for Readers

I’m back from two weeks of searching for a new place to live.  We “think” we may have found the right spot, but so far, no house, so no announcement. Having the freedom to move anywhere we can afford is daunting and exhilarating at the same time. All those options! Meantime, my wonderful friends are…

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Author Sandra Dallas and True Sisters

Today as a special treat I’m delighted to introduce my friend Sandra Dallas.  Sandra and I met at the Houston International Quilt Show where both of us were signing books for a wonderful vendor, Linne Lindquist of Craftman’s Touch, who was always happy to have us back.  Sandra and I spent several Novembers chatting and signing…

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Sunday Poetry

Sunday Poetry will be back next week. Meantime, let Emilie know if you have a poem you would like to see here. Or a favorite poet.

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Angels All Around Us

I’m sitting in someone else’s home looking out at a million dollar view and thinking about how many wonderful people there are in this world.  You’ve met them, too, but just in case you’ve forgotten?  There are angels all around us. Let me tell you about the angels I’ve met in the past 24 hours…

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From Hither to Yon

Just popping on to say I’m in the middle of two weeks of back to back of trips.  I just returned from one (Asheville, NC and Roanoke, VA) where I hobbled through my agenda having injured my knee just before leaving.  Luckily a friend had crutches to loan me, and we had a knee brace…

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Sunday Poetry: and may myself do nothing usefully

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.   If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem is 53 by E.E. cummings.  I love this one.  I love the way the poet plays with capitalization, with structure, with pronouns.  Those moments in the poem are stops along the way,…

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Lists: All Those Things I Don’t Want to Read About

I’ll make a confession.  I just slammed the cover on a novel by an author I have enjoyed in the past.  I read 150 pages or so of this, his third book, which was, under the circumstances, way above and beyond the call of duty for any reader.  There was some amazing writing on those…

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Cast of Characters–a Novelist’s Inc. Anthology

It’s always such a pleasure to tell you about good books.  Today’s is no exception.  Cast of Characters, an anthology of stories written by twenty-eight of my esteemed colleagues, is now available.  Cast of Characters is the quintessential satisfying read because no matter how limited your reading time, you can pick it up, enjoy a…

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Sunday Poetry: Not the Inside of Stone

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.   If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem was written by Mary Oliver, one of my favorite poets and someone whose work has graced this blog several times since its inception. Recently she became seriously ill and cancelled all her…

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