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The Craft of Writing

Always curious as to what another writer says about writing, I picked up Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks At His Craft by David Morrell of First Blood (Rambo) fame.  He offers up a lot of hard-earned wisdom—in categories like writer’s block and plotting and structure—if you’re interested. He begins wit the […]

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Explaining E-Readers to Charles Dickens

A few bookish surprises for this beautiful Saturday morning. Rebecca Greenfield’s The Atlantic piece, “Designing a 19th-Century Kindle: An E-Reader for Dickens,” is a must-see.  Clever. Check out Milan-based street artist Guildor’s floating word art.  Ahhh.  Love it. Are you sleepy?  Here’s a dream come true…a book you can sleep in.  Zzzz… Peruse favorite final […]

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God of Carnage

Last Saturday, Dan and I attended the French playwright/novelist Yasmina Reza’s extraordinary play “God of Carnage” at the Guthrie.  I would highly recommend it if you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  You’re out of luck in Los Angeles and Chicago, because alas, it recently ended in both those locations. Here’s a few snippets from the […]

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I Think You’ll Like These

I’ve been saving these goodies up for you…yep…just for you. How ’bout let’s start with the munchies, because, well, you know, if we don’t, we’ll get kinda cranky.  Grrr…. Cue French café music.   You have to try the Crème Brûlée French Toasts on Smitten Kitchen.  They are…mmm…hold on a minute…another bite…let’s see, what was I saying, […]

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For My Fellow Math Geeks

Secret: I was a math major for two years.  Well, that’s how long I lasted anyway… I began to crave live things (or at least things that had been living).  I guess dead turtles and frogs and sharks, deep in the bowels of dissection labs, don’t count. But look!  Isn’t it amazing how nature and numbers […]

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