Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Pat Conroy Cookbook

Pat Conroy with Suzanne Williamson Pollak Doubleday, 2004 How does he do it? How does he make love and humor sound sincere with a vocabulary writing teachers would call pretentious, sometimes nearing trite? . . .my passel of fine and … Continue reading

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Utah to Arizona 10, Dinner for Mother, First House Inspection

Seven hundred one miles driven in one day. Salt Lake City, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona. That’s the U.S. west. If you want to get anywhere, be ready. Stay with mother while checking property. Warm welcome, comfy bed, what else is … Continue reading

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Reality Blog Award

Thank you, Teacher as Transformer for nominating me for the Reality Award. It is my embarrassment it has taken me weeks to respond. Questions stump me. Too often I treat them as though they really matter. It makes life … Continue reading

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Outliers — The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company, 2008 No wonder Asian children outperform English-speaking children in math. No wonder the Hatfield and McCoy feud was so deadly. And no surprise the best hockey players are born in the first quarter of … Continue reading

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