Monthly Archives: September 2006
TweetI’m fighting something germy today. Head is filling with barbed wire, throat with slugs, body is bruised as if a hit squad of ghosts beat on me all night long with tennis racquets. I’m supposed to run a race on Saturday, so this is not allowed to happen. I’m almost through the final plot overhaul […]
TweetThis makes me pound my head on my desk.
TweetToday’s commentary on the evils of censorship comes from conservative President Dwight Eisenhower. “Ike” was the four-star general who led Allied forces in WWII, and was our President from 1953-1961. This is what Ike said about people who want to ban books: “Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by […]
TweetJane Yolen has long been a writing hero of mine. She posted a great entry yesterday about the state of children’s publishing today. What do you think about this?
TweetYay! It’s Banned Book Week and this is still a country where you can read what you want…. most of the time. Why should you care about this? Because these people are organized, well-funded, and trying to take over your school and library. And there are many more where they come from. Are you going […]
TweetDrove into The Big City yesterday for lunch with an old friend and to have my photo taken. The lunch I was looking forward to. Having my picture taken… I’ll choose the root canal, please. (Lunch was at Phoebe’s. Food was good, not great, but the atmosphere was wonderful. (Nota bene! They have a coffee […]
TweetShort story author and Syracuse University professor George Saunders won a MacArthur “genius grant” yesterday. Yay George! Because Syracuse’s newspaper, the Post-Standard has not only a book critic, but a blog about books, I can alert you to an online piece Saunders wrote for the New Yorker. (Thanks for the link, Laura.) George is one […]
TweetThis is an amazing story. Make sure you look at the slideshow…. their beautiful faces…
TweetYeah, it’s here: Talk Like A Pirate Day. Savvy? My mom’s doctor visit yesterday wound up taking way longer than either of us had planned because the doctor wanted a bunch of tests, blah, blah, blah. I think there is a rule that old people must have a specific number of annoying tests performed on […]
TweetSo, Kansas? Wonderful place, great people, I’d go back in heartbeat. But Missouri? Not so much. Let me explain. On Thursday, I took a flight from Syracuse to Chicago, then another flight from Chi to Kansas City, Missouri. I don’t know why they call it that. It’s like putting Jersey City in Pennsylvania, but nobody […]