So—I’m out with the weedwhacker getting the weeds that grow between curb and street, and it’s rough, and chewing up string like it’s going out of style. Thank goodness I took a break and got the ones in the walk all the way to the porch, before I continued—and ran out of string. I know [...]
A) a place for everything and everything in its place. B) no more paper on the floor. C) little objects into a box D) convention stuff like business cards and cover flats into one drawer all its own. E) desktop clear of everything. Period. F) tape, clips, scissors, stapler all accessible. G) specialty papers like [...]
putting together the patio chairs that needed restaining; and the moon gate that needed repair and restaining.
Did I mention we had raccoon tracks on the fence? Cheeky beggars. The fish are safe, even Ari, who’s a sitting duck if we didn’t have those rocks on her tank cover. And I have now sprinkled black [...]
Lynn’s just put her Orion’s Childen/Time books up on Amazon. She needs reviews. She doesn’t have any. These are really good books. Very good books! Please go help her out, those of you who’ve read them—or buy some! On Closed Circle she gets it all; on Amazon, of course they take a cut, but if [...]
From Warrior of Worry: “I have a limited number of spaces for additional fans of your work. They could email me here (warriorofworry[at]yahoo[dot]com) if interested in joining us.
The BBQ will be on Thursday afternoon at “Chez My Sister’s” (overlooking Lincoln Park Zoo/Lake Michigan), and we’ll meet at the hotel at 1:45 to carpool/cab [...]
Very sad—but a life well-lived, and a heart that had worked very, very hard. What a wonderful chance he had—and what use he made of it. Plus he lived a good and productive and disciplined life afterward, a worldwide hero who never tarnished his own great moment, and who wanted to go on doing, not [...]
…Jane, after chronic insomnia, was finally ‘sleeping in’ this morning, preparatory to writing a very important scene; and as I’m delaying breakfast, letting her get her beauty sleep— I spot the damned eagle, who has finally figured out the floating rings, making off with a fish I thought was one Jane’s two favorites. I had [...]
Can you give me typos you spotted in the Intruder Hardbound, in this form: 1. the text /what it should read/ page number/paragraph number/line number in paragraph.
This would be a great help to a really harried writer. I’m at a delicate spot in this book and the last thing I need is to confuse [...]
Paul’s remark about Methuselah and lunar months made me think of the general problem of English teachers who don’t know Greek culture attempting to teach mythology. Some oddments to illustrate with Greek and others: 1. the lunar calendar. Remember the myth of the Danaids, the 50 daughters of Danaus. Here’s a Wiki which is pretty [...]
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides, rarely moves under sail. But she still can.