Monthly Archives: September 2012

5 Blog Hints I Learned From Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck Nora Ephron Vintage, 2006 The Boston Globe is quoted as saying I Feel Bad About My Neck is “Wickedly witty. . . .Crackling sharp.” It is, plus it’s a great primer for blog writing … Continue reading

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The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris

David McCullough Simon and Schuster, 2011 McCullough gives the big picture. This is more than a series of snapshots of the famous Americans who spent time in Paris between 1830 and 1900. It is a long panoramic overview of various … Continue reading

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Utah to Arizona #7 Moving Doldrums

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s where I am. I’m in the moving doldrums of stagnation where I know there is an ocean of work to do but I am stuck until something gives. 1. There will be packing, but I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Slammerkin

Emma Donoghue Harcourt Inc., 2000 A 1763 murder briefly reported in Welsh and English history of a servant named Mary Saunders who butchered her employer, Mrs. Jones, was Donoghue’s inspiration for Slammerkin. By taking the barest tidbits of a story’s … Continue reading

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