Monthly Archives: October 2006

Conjugate this

TweetYesterday I wrote. Today I have been writing. Tomorrow I will write some more. This is the day when you are allowed – no, encouraged – to take candy from strangers. Proceed with caution.
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Samhain

TweetWe are getting to a curious time of year for me…. Halloween… can’t go there yet, maybe I’ll talk about it next year. The allergy/asthma/cold thing is better. Ran a surprisingly fast 5K Goblin Race yesterday. I still cough a lot at night, but that should improve this week. The past week went up in […]
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cough

TweetThat hacking noise? Is me, coughing, coughing, coughing, coughing. Been sick for a couple of days. Trying to write is hard when nose goo drips on the keyboard. Trying to write with your face tilted skyward is harder. I am going to drink more hot water and cozy up with my nebulizer now. Wake me […]
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Festivities

TweetThis is celebration day in the forest. Why? First, it’s a good month for things I care about: National Reading Group Month Obvious. Breast Cancer Awareness Month Because I enjoy being alive. National Popcorn Popping Month Food of the gods. National Book Month Well, yeah. I couldn’t find any links for National Pajama Month, but […]
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New awards to vote for!

TweetA group of kidlit bloggers (superhero bloggers by night, cleverly disguised librarians and teachers and writers by day) have started a new award – The Cybils. They explain it best: “Welcome to the 2006 Cybils, the first award of its kind from kidlit bloggers. We’re basically going to let you, the blog-reading public, nominate your […]
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Weekend update & Mail call (many SPEAK letters)!

TweetWeekend update – brief version: I forgot my camera so photos are waiting for various relatives to produce them. Saturday: PCTELA conference. What the heck is PCTELA? Simply many of the passionate, dedicated English teachers of Pennsylvania gathered in one place at the same time. Thanks to everyone there who made me feel so welcome. […]
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missed it by that much

TweetPoor Buffalo. The storm missed us here in The Forest, so we are still enjoying our spectacular peak autumn leaves. The sunrise this morning was an act of worship. I’m off for a very busy and fun weekend. Details and photos on Monday. Get outside this weekend, good people of the Book Shire. The Snow […]
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deep yoga breaths

Tweetin which the author chills….. The past week with its book challenges and other crappy things have caused two lines the depth of the Grand Canyon to appear between my eyebrows. So I am trying to take life less seriously today. I am reading Catwoman. I am listening to The Hives. Loudly. I am getting […]
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List posted to website

TweetThank you, thank you to everyone who has let me know where SPEAK is being taught. My webgod made a new page so you can see the list here. (Check out the new seasonal home page, too!) Please let me know if your school is not on the list yet. I will be adding to […]
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The SPEAK list, so far

TweetThanks to everyone who has written telling me that SPEAK is in your school. If you don’t see your school below, let me know in a comment, or email to comments AT writerlady DOT com. I will be posting this on the website, along with information about why the book is challenged in schools, and […]
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