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My conflicted relationship with George Washington

Tweet           I have a conflicted relationship with George Washington. This bubbles to the surface every time I see someone misattribute a quote to him on Facebook, or misstate facts about his changing attitudes about sundry and various things, or pass along bald-faced lies.       Having read way too […]
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Video to bake by

TweetThe cleaning and decorating in the Forest in finally done. (Pics tomorrow!) Today I’ll be trying to make a gingerbread house and baking biscotti and other family favorites. And it’s time to make the rice pudding for the Julenisse! While puttering around the kitchen, I’ll be catching up on videos that I’ve bookmarked. Do you […]
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And about that suitcase…

Tweet Given that many of you will soon be packing for end-of-year travels, I thought I’d let you know how my experiment with travelling lightly went. (You remember – I only took a carry-on for my five week book tour. Details here.) In a word – fantastic!! It helped that all of my travels were […]
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RIF, FORGE & me in DC

TweetHere is a great video of me on book tour courtesy of RIF (Reading is Fundamental). This was shot at one of the KIPP Academies I visited in Washington, DC (You saw one their cool murals in Tuesday’s blog post).   Another highlight of the day for me was the chance to get to know […]
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Pigs DO Fly!

Tweet A lot of people have written to me in the last few months, asking what a typical book tour day is like. Elizabeth Bluemle of Flying Pig Bookstore did a write-up of the day I spent in the Burlington, VT area. It gives you a pretty good picture of the day: three school visits, […]
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Best Intentions

Tweet Remember when I used to blog? A lot? Well. I got out of the blogging habit during the FORGE booktour! ARGH! I’m sorry! I miss you guys! So I am trying to get back into the habit. Right now. I think one of the things that has been holding me back (other than catching […]
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Tweet I’m alive. I’m happy. I’m blessed. And I have a LOT of catching up to do! Look for news and stories next week. Until then, keep eating pie.
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Road Warrior

Tweet Some people have asked about my decision to travel with only a carry-on on this tour. So far, it’s going great. It helps that I am not terribly fussy about my clothes. I’m wearing dri-fit yoga pants on the tour, with a dryfit black tee-shirt topped by a shirt which is, I hope, more […]
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FORGE tour – Week 1, pt 2

Tweet WHATTA BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you to everyone for the kind messages and good thoughts. If the rest of the world knew how much fun it is to turn 49, they wouldn’t angst about it so much. Special thanks to the teens, parents, librarians, teachers, and booksellers at the Pittsford B&N for making my birthday FORGE […]
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FORGE book tour – Week 1, part 1

Tweet First – apologies for not posting in the past week. Things have been crazy, wonderful and busy. Second – thank you, Garrison Keillor!!! I have been a huge fan of his forever and a long-time follower of his daily Writer’s Almanac feature. So you can imagine my thrill when I woke up this morning […]
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