Monthly Archives: August 2005

My television adventure

TweetInteresting. Very interesting. I drove down to the New York State Fairgrounds early this morning to be a guest on the “Bridge Street with Rick and Julie” show. It seems to be Central New York’s version of the Regis and Whatshername’s Show. If the weather had been decent, the taping would have been held outside. […]
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Hallelujah

TweetSo here’s something most of you don’t know about me – my hair started turning white when I was 18. “No big deal,” I thought. “Crazy stray hairs. I’ll just pluck them out.” That stopped when I started resembling a half-plucked chicken. I reached for the bottle, the hair dye bottle. I color my hair […]
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Another one launched

TweetWell, it’s official – Meredith is at college. BH and I drove down to Mer’s dad’s & stepmom’s house on Friday. We had a great family evening and a yummy breakfast the next morning. (Yay for blueberry pancakes!) Then we packed up a couple cars, and headed for Lancaster. It didn’t take long to get […]
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the not so fun part of writing

TweetI threw out half of my Work In Progress yesterday. Deleted eighty pages. I knew it was going to come to this. Saw it coming back in July when scenes started cropping up that just didn’t feel right. I don’t regret it, but I sure do wish I had the time back that I spent […]
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odds and ends day

TweetWe went to Auburn last night to visit my aunt who was in the hospital for ominous “procedures”. I walked in prepared for the worst and pretty upset about it because this aunt has been a really big part of my life. I think a lot of my personality comes from her influence. As usual, […]
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which life is mine?

TweetHad one of those dreams last night that was so intense I was shocked to wake up this morning and find out, that in the waking world, I was a completely different person. I wonder if there is something that goes on in the brain when I am working hard on a novel that leaves […]
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cool things in brown boxes

TweetI love getting mail. Especially when I can’t read it. These are the Chinese, Italian, and Dutch editions of FEVER 1793. Yeah, I know. The whole “eye thing” on the cover some more. Here is an inside shot. I love seeing my books in languages other than English. It brings out the linguist geek in […]
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How to get in a better mood instantly

TweetIf you ever have to fight stupid insurance companies all morning and you become so cranky that you are shooting cryptonite rays out of your eyes and leaving craters in the ground wherever you go, then there is only one thing to do… …eat fresh peaches for lunch. Fresh, as in right off the tree. […]
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Idealism vs. truth vs. box office

TweetWe watched The Last Samurai last night, and I tried really hard not to think of Tom Cruise’s recent Scientology wackiness. I liked the movie because I am a sucker for films that have subtitles and cool costumes. But they could have called it Dances With Wolves and Eats Sushi. The movie made me think […]
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The Bat Story

TweetOK, so this was funnier when it happened, but I said I’d tell you about it so here goes. Our house (the one BH built and that I just moved to) is out in the country. That’s one of the reasons I like it. But if you live in the country, you have to deal […]
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