Monthly Archives: July 2005

Loading the wagons

TweetMy Top Ten Reasons To Move North To the Country (aside from the gushy romantic stuff mentioned in yesterday’s post): 10. Life is slower and people are nicer up there. 9. Cheese curds. 8. Clean air. 7. You can see a million stars at night. 6. Cows. 5. I love snow. 4. Coyotes, wild turkey, […]
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Leaving Pennsylvania

TweetI have to return the cable box on Friday. We pick up the U-Haul Saturday morning. Everything I own is in boxes. The cupboard contains a can of green beans and a box of pasta. It’s almost time to move. I came to Pennsylvania in 1989. I like it here. The people are brash and […]
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Dreams

TweetI dreamt last night that I was Kenyan, that I lived in a village and assisted a husband-and-wife team of doctors who brought medical care to people way out in the countryside. It was a very good life. I was startled to wake up and find out that it was not my life at all.
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Writing and publishing questions

TweetThe nice thing about weddings – aside from the romance – is that they bring relatives together. I spent most of the weekend talking to various aunts and cousins and wishing we had more time together. My Awesome Son (age 13) spent the wedding and reception armed with a camera and doing a terrific job […]
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Just need to stop for gas

TweetI’m hitting the road again, this time to travel for a cousin’s wedding. I might have time to post later, but if not, see y’all Monday. Congratulations Barrie Lyn and Kevin!
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Why am I awake?

TweetFor reasons unknown, my eyes opened at 5am this morning and refused to shut again. This is not normal, but I decided to take advantage of it. I opened the windows. It has been so icky hot I can’t remember when I last had the windows open. There is a little breeze, the air is […]
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A hint if you are moving

TweetPeople like me and you should not be in charge of taking the poetry magnets off the fridge. It’s like telling a three-year-old to pack the toys. Big mistake. But after you finally get the magnets taken off and you’re pouting because you have nothing to play with, go to this poetry sandbox.
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Playlist playing

TweetI’ve been using forcing myself to attack long-term projects on my ToDo list. Last weekend was sorting through 20 years of photos. Last night I finally ripped all of my classical music CDs onto my iTunes and hence, my iPod. (If you are a new visitor let me explain. My iPod is more important to […]
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They finally made the official movie announcement!

TweetThey made the formal announcement in LA this weekend. Here ’tis again! Grab your calendars. The film airs for the first time at 9 pm, September 5th. (It will be shown more than once.) This kind of simulcast has apparently never been done before. The DVD version is scheduled to release September 27th. It will […]
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FEVER 1793 Curriculum Unit & Writing Process Question

TweetBefore you do anything else, go to NPR and listen to this bus driver tell his story. It will take 2 minutes. I promise it will make the rest of your day better. If you work in a bookstore and have the midnight shift for Pottermania tonight, I’m sorry. When you’re surrounded by the mob […]
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