Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Fountain of Inspiration

Why is it that not only ideas, but entire sentences, passages, chapters— come to me when I’m up to my elbows in soapy water? Shower and shampoo also seem to be a conduit for brilliance. Writer’s Block? Wash a pet! Especially … Continue reading

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Where were you when…

The morning of February 14, 2008, my daughter Nicole and I were getting ready to go down for breakfast when the Italian CNN station interrupted with a scroll we loosely translated as Shooting at a college in Chicago. We quickly … Continue reading

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Yes, I think this song is about me.

Most of the people in my life know that I collect Mary songs. With all the changes in the musical media over the past two decades since I began collecting, I have lost many a cassette, album, cd and iTunes file, but … Continue reading

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The Post Card Story

This is one of my favorite stories to tell. Now. For a long time, during and immediately after, I didn’t find the humor in it at all. My husband, however, was brought to giggles at the mere mention of it. … Continue reading

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