Archive for January, 2011


January 28, 2011

Royalty in Richmond

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I just finished a book set in Yorkshire.  You don’t need to know its title because it wasn’t very good and I’ll recommend a better book later on.  The point here is that it got me thinking about Richmond, a splendid market town in North Yorkshire which I visited a few years back.   I am  Read the Rest…

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January 24, 2011

Dining With Nina

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If you ever meet my friend Nina, don’t rhyme her name with Deena because I will be hearing about it for a month.  Her name rhymes with Dinah. We went out to dinner the other night.  We talked about a dismal blog entry I was wrestling with.  By the time we had turned the topic  Read the Rest…


January 16, 2011

Tattooed Ladies On Fire Reading

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Monday: Gwen, my neighbor who knows a little bit about just about everything, calls to say she has finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, it’s good and would I like to borrow it? Half a dozen people have already asked me if I have read it.  Half of them have told me it’s too  Read the Rest…

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January 13, 2011

Distractions and De-constructions

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I’ve been trying for five days to write something about the shooting of the Arizona congresswoman on Saturday.  I gather from I’ve been hearing and reading that I am not the only person who put their face in their hands and sobbed when they heard the news.  Then I braced myself for the onslaught of  Read the Rest…


January 7, 2011

The Girdles are Back!

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I invite you to read the 99 Girdles page of this web site.  It’s all new stuff! For the past 4 months I have been working with a free-lance editor in town, Tom Orton.  With his excellent suggestions, I have found a *narrative arc,* re-organized the entire book and re-written much of it, including the  Read the Rest…

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January 4, 2011

Topic of Capricorn

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Remember back before Christmas when some of us were counting the days and longing for The Light like medieval villagers?  Then there was the onslaught of Christmas and New Year.  By now we are well on our way towards it being light earlier in the morning until Congress robs us of even that when in  Read the Rest…