The Only One Left

My most exceptional literary agent has released my memoir, as manuscript, into the world of editors. These good people will read it, and either pass on it, or want to move forward and bring this story to readers. My hope is that they find that they love my family as much as I do, all…

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My friend G, who speaks fluent Japanese and Spanish, in addition to his native English, told me Friday that “itadakimasu” means, essentially, thank you for what I receive. And then you open yourself to what the universe will bring you. (The phrase originated with accepting food, but G & I are taking the larger metaphor.)


Linera has tagged me. This is like a game I remember from recess in grade school, but I like it. Here are the rules:1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about…

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Thought for the Day

For any day… What I wouldn’t do to see the B-roll. Let this take you where you need to be .

Why It’s Worth Staying Out Later Than Usual

To (finally) meet Jennifer Niesslein, of Brain,Child magazine (go on, hit the link at left) and author of this book , “Practically Perfect in Every Way.” I forgot about the Mary Poppins reference until someone at Charis Books mentioned it at Jennifer’s reading. I’ve taken those self-help quizzes in magazines. I’ve cruised the tunnels of…

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You Go, Monkeybicycle!

Because they were fun enough to run an essay of mine here ! They print better work than mine, but let me tag along. It’s a multi-bicycle!