10 Feb, 2014

The Bookshelves of Others

February 10th, 2014|Tags: , , |

The bookshelves of other people are fascinating. What do they tell you? When I'm invited to other people's homes, I appreciate when one of the rooms I get to be in [...]

29 Dec, 2013

Sunday Sentence

December 29th, 2013|Tags: , |

Another Sunday in which I participate in the Sunday Sentence Project (#SundaySentence on Twitter): "...this time of day empty like a disemboweled fish." from Leaving Russia by Maxim D. Shrayer

17 Nov, 2013

Sunday Sentence

November 17th, 2013|Tags: , |

Another Sunday in which I participate in the Sunday Sentence Project (#SundaySentence on Twitter): "Books don't make a home - they are one, in the sense that just as you do [...]

30 Sep, 2013

Bemelmans Bar

September 30th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Note to self: Next time I'm in New York, I must visit Bemelmans Bar. Sadly, up until a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal magazine, I wasn't aware of [...]

29 Aug, 2013

When in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings

August 29th, 2013|Tags: , , |

The Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Public Garden in Boston, created by Nancy Schön Oh, the power of fiction! Especially children's fiction! It had my kids and me retracing [...]

1 Jul, 2013

Report from a Literary Hybrid/Book Arts Workshop

July 1st, 2013|Tags: , , |

Ellen Sheffield's Book Arts Studio at Kenyon College One of my housemates at the Kenyon Writer's Workshop was Mimi Chiang, and not only did we hit it off right away, [...]

29 Jun, 2013

Read!

June 29th, 2013|Tags: , , |

  Need I say more? Art book by Sue Sommers, created in the Literary Hybrid/Book Arts class at the Kenyon Writers Workshop

26 Jun, 2013

Book Arts

June 26th, 2013|Tags: , |

Art Book by N.E. Skinner This year, the Kenyon Writers Workshop included a class on Literary Hybrid/Book Arts. While it was hard to listen to the presentations of the book [...]

3 Jun, 2013

One Benefit of Reading with a Kindle

June 3rd, 2013|Tags: , |

I've discovered one definite benefit to reading with a Kindle, thanks to my friend Barbara who lent me hers so I could read a bit of a book she felt [...]

14 May, 2013

A Salute to Joyce Brothers

May 14th, 2013|Tags: , , |

When I saw the news on my Chicago Tribune homepage last night that Joyce Brothers had died, my heart sank. I never met her, never had an exchange with her, [...]

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