Monthly Archives: December 2016

The skittering lilt: Beginning to self-edit

  I was invited recently to speak along with some other writers to a beginning creative writing class taught by an old workshop friend. This class was filled with writers who’d completed their first project this last November during NaNoWriMo, … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Reaper and the Bambino

OK, 2016, there’s the door. Don’t let it whack you in the fanny on the way out, you miserable sod. Rarely have I felt so much dark energy as these past twelve months have brought, and I gather from Facebook … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Meditation

This is not the story we’re looking for. Rogue One left me disquieted for a reason that has nothing to do with the quality of the movie: It perpetuates myths about how to fight evil. It may be fun to … Continue reading

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The Legend of Tarzan: A Belated Review

Darwin and I saw THE LEGEND OF TARZAN on DVD yesterday.  We’d both heard it wasn’t all that great, but you know–eye candy!  So we watched it. Eesh. Both Darwin and I agreed–the problem here was twofold.  First, the story … Continue reading

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There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 4: Rocket Power

This is the fourth verse of the song “There’s a Bimbo on the Cover of the Book”. If you’re collecting the lyric and singing along, it’s sung to the tune of (TTTO) “She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain When She … Continue reading

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The Tajji Diaries: The Wolf in Winter — and Farewell

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Tajji, the retired seeing eye dog we adopted in 2014. She is a sweet, loving dog, but had become leash-reactive (not aggressive) to other dogs and sometimes people, making her unsuitable for … Continue reading

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Five Books

Posts about influential books are pretty common. Writers discuss stories that inspired them, helped them work through dry spells, challenged them to become better. Some lists are chock-full of literary classics. Others are whimsical, with favorite books featuring dogs, or cake … Continue reading

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Holiday Fiction from Katharine Kerr

St. Michael

The Gift A Nola O’Grady Story by Katharine Kerr One week before my eleventh birthday, my father, Flann O’Grady, took me to visit a friend of his who owned a jewelry shop. Even though I was one of seven children, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 6: Rodakino, Crete, concluded

This series started on Oct. 15 and will continue every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: Midnight at Spanish Gardens

Follow me. Let me take you somewhere. Let me take you to a place which once was real and is now no more, a place that existed as the worst-kept secret of the University where I was young, handed down … Continue reading

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