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Archive for September 2012

Sunday Poetry: The Scenery is Guaranteed

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. I’m in the midst of house hunting and location hunting now, and I thought this poem particularly fitting to share. Dream Home by William Reichard was such fun to stumble upon. Have you ever…

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Asheville Snapshots

Most of you know I’m traveling south to look for a new home. We are temporary vagabonds as we decide just where to live next. Right now we’re in Asheville, North Carolina, home of the Goddesses Anonymous novels and even more important for me, one of my three sons. Galen is a photographer here, and…

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Sunday Poetry: The Attic of an Aging House

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Todays Poem, The Bat by Theodore Roethke is particularly appropriate right now as we store everything in our summer cottage (see the previous blog) for renovations. Bats are sacred here at Chautauqua because after…

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Summer’s End and What’s Ahead

My next blog will be from scenic Asheville, home of our Goddesses Anonymous friends. But meantime where in the world is Emilie? Well, Michael, Nemo and I are packing up our entire cottage in Western NY, storing everything we’re keeping in one room that was renovated last year and doesn’t need anything else done to…

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Sunday Poetry: On the Front a Kitten

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. If you’ve been reading along with me for a while, you may remember this blog began after I heard about Poetry 180, poetry to be read out loud in high schools, one per…

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The Goddesses Travel to Pinterest

Really, what could be more fun than populating a Pinterest Board with illustrations for my Goddesses Anonymous novels, beginning with the first, One Mountain Away?  Apparently nothing, because that’s how I’ve spent my free time this weekend. Pinterest, for those of you who don’t yet frequent it, is a virtual pinboard, a place to organize…

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We Remember

Today is September 11th, a date we will always associate with the attacks against the World Trade Center.  In memoriam I offer you this reading of The Names, by poet Billy Collins, aired last year on PBS Newshour.  The video begins with a short introduction from the Newshour anchors and a view of the annual…

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Sunday Poetry: Love’s Blindness and Love’s Injustice

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. An author I know writes frequent posts on her Facebook friend page about her mother, who lives with her and suffers from Alzheimer’s. She’s given me so much to think about, as well…

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Pepper Martin Solves Mysteries. . . for the Dead

Since I’ve interviewed author Casey Daniels/Kylie Logan here at Southern Exposure, I thought you might enjoy a visit with one of Casey’s close allies, Pepper Martin, of the Pepper Martin Mysteries. Supernatural Born Killers has just arrived at your favorite bookstore, so make sure to grab a copy fast.  Pepper’s a busy lady–as you’ll see–so let’s…

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Reader Mail with a Little This and That

Seems to me it’s time to answer a few of the questions I’ve received in my email in recent weeks. Everyone gets personal responses, of course–and yes, that’s really me answering them–but some of the answers might interest the rest of you, too. 1–I just read One Mountain Away, and I loved the book, but…

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