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I’m a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I love Claire Randall with her modern eyes looking onto a world 200 years in the past. I love Jamie Fraser, the handsome Scotsman she meets and loves in that long ago … Continue reading
This blog is about writing practice. The rules of writing practice are available here. It’s a technique for writing taught by Natalie Goldberg. Here’s what Natalie Goldberg says it’s about. “I teach people to accept their minds,” she says, “just … Continue reading
Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Terry McMillan talk about her new book Who Asked You? She described her writing process as not so much about the words on a computer screen as a rhythm. She completes … Continue reading
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I listen faithfully to the NPR radio show called Fresh Air. That’s where I get a lot of ideas for the books I read or the music I buy. I just heard Terry Gross interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her … Continue reading
It’s summer, that time of year when teens try to get a job. I know plenty of adults right now with work experience who can’t find jobs, so it’s particularly rough on teens. My first job was as a car … Continue reading
Do you change your reading habits for vacations or long plane rides or just summer fun? I don’t normally, but I stopped by a display in the library the other day that promised good summer reads and picked up “Wife … Continue reading
Ideas gather momentum, like stones rolling down hill. They can be pebbles, they can be boulders, they can ripple, they can crash. Sometimes change comes slowly, justice comes slowly. I’ve been reading “Affirmative Acts” by June Jordan. The book is … Continue reading
It’s fascinating to talk to my grandchildren about what they are reading in their high school American lit class. They are still learning about Holden Caulfield and Big Brother and Piggy. These are the same characters I read about 50 … Continue reading