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Advent

News Flash!  There are some chances to win an advanced reading copy of Eve online, if you’d like to enter your name into the pile.  The deadline is December 31st for both of them.  One is at Library Thing Early Reviewers.  Scroll down to find Eve.  Another is at Good Reads.  Good luck! Today, I’m […]

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Lots of Creative Ideas

Time out: I neglected to inform you that you could join Dear Reader’s Pre-Publication Club for Eve. Suzanne Beecher has previewed and enjoyed Eve, and she is offering a 5-minute portion of Eve in your e-mail inbox, free of charge, for one week, starting this past Monday the 15th.  Go here to sign up.  Once […]

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The Traces We Leave Behind

I’ll tell you what haunts me each day–how to change the world, one day at a time.  I’m cognizant of this when I hold Liliana tight, read her a story, make her a healthy snack, write letters, plan a surprise, even when I’m e-mailing.  I’m that aware that I’m living each moment as best I […]

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Excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

My Aunt Mary and Uncle Ryan sent me this lovely quote about children by Kahlil Gibran.  Mary sent me The Prophet years ago.  It’s a book you can read over and over again…and I have, many times. The words are delicious.  Savor them.  They fill the soul much like chocolate (okay I couldn’t resist that…maybe […]

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Marilynne Robinson’s Home

Suffice it to say, I felt a little low last night when I finished Robinson’s latest book, not because it was bad, but because it mirrored my own life so much.  How to explain it?  I’m not going to make any attempt to.  You’ll simply have to read it.  She’s an amazing writer–so concise and […]

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