6 Oct, 2013

To All My Dear Commenters

October 6th, 2013|Tags: |

Dear Commenters, This morning I had over 50 spam comment notifications from "Anonymous" in my email inbox, and that is simply too much. I don't know why sites in Russia, [...]

30 Aug, 2013

August Break Wasn’t for Me

August 30th, 2013|Tags: |

I jumped into August Break without thinking twice, but agonized for weeks over whether I would have the stamina in June to do the Blogathon. Turns out I had no problem [...]

31 Jul, 2013

August Break

July 31st, 2013|Tags: |

I've decided to participate in August Break, hosted by Susannah Conway (see my take on her book This I Know). After 30 days of straight blogging for the Blogathon in [...]

29 Jul, 2013

How I Found a Most Meaningful Book

July 29th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes it is interesting to retrace where something began, when a meaningful connection was made. My interview with Susannah Conway appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books last week, and [...]

2 Jul, 2013

My Blogathon 2013 Experience

July 2nd, 2013|Tags: |

First of all: I did it! I posted to this blog every day for the month of June and completed the Blogathon challenge. Looking back, I shouldn't have doubted myself, [...]

30 Jun, 2013

Blogathon 2013 World Cloud

June 30th, 2013|Tags: |

Today is word cloud day at the Blogathon; this one captures my most frequently used words on this blog over the past month.

20 Jun, 2013

Meeting a Blog Reader in Person

June 20th, 2013|Tags: |

Allison and I after her reading last night - photo taken by Dinty W. Moore. "So, you're Annette Gendler!" a bubbly voice says right behind me as I'm leaving the [...]

12 Jun, 2013

How a Master Commenter Does It

June 12th, 2013|Tags: |

Today is guest blogger day at the Blogathon, and I am happy to be hosting William Kendall. Regular readers will recognize him as this blog's most steadfast commenter. His dedication to [...]

2 Jun, 2013

A Lamp Facade

June 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , |

Continuing yesterday's lamp theme - here's a facade in the former French Connection area of Shanghai that I thought was really cool. And above it, the ever hazy grey sky [...]

31 May, 2013

Blogathon 2013

May 31st, 2013|Tags: |

After sitting on the fence until the last day to sign up, I have decided to join the Blogathon again this year, mainly because it is plain fun. The Blogathon is [...]

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