Monthly Archives: November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

First, HEAPS of thanks to those of you who contributed to the auction and the Go Fund Me page for Summer Heacock and her family! Together, the two events have raised right around $18,000 and made all the difference for … Continue reading

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It’s nearly Thanksgiving…do I smell turkey?

Here in the States it’s almost Thanksgiving which means the grocery stores are overrun and we’re all doing frantic things to pumpkins and turkeys. (I will point out again that our Canadian friends are so smart for doing this in … Continue reading

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Lazy cooking!

We’ve talked here before about how cooking is just Not My Thing. It’s fine when I’m in the mood, but I almost never am, and the idea of producing edibles on a daily basis makes me want to pull the … Continue reading

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The mind is a curious place

I’ve often thought–no doubt goaded by Sherlock Holmes–that life would be vastly easier if we could choose what we remember. With a theoretically limited brain capacity, we would be exercising the highest common sense to designate space for the things … Continue reading

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The auction is live!

The auction to benefit Summer Heacock and her family is live–I just accidentally typed “love”, and it is very much that too. Here is the link to my lot, a signed book club set of trade paperbacks of CITY OF … Continue reading

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I want to say something about Paris

and Beirut and Baghdad and all the other places where violence has been perpetrated on the innocent lately. But I’m still processing, as I think many of us are. (The fact that I┬ácan take my time thinking things over is … Continue reading

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Things that have been cool this week

This week has been one of those strange autumn weeks where the weather won’t make up its mind–hello, 35 degree mornings and 80 degree afternoons!–and I keep getting minor annoyances prickling their way into fun things. Or fun things glossing … Continue reading

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The weather is turning colder…

And while that means most people are reaching for the winter woolens, I’m changing up my perfumes. I wear fragrance seasonally with citrus and lighter florals in spring and summer, but in chillier weather I like things that are heavy … Continue reading

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Pondering the motto…

A visit to the archives on the subject of the motto with a few additional thoughts… I am intrigued by the notion of mottos–the words we would use to describe our intentions or our values. If this were the fourteenth … Continue reading

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Have we talked about my fish?

Most of you who are regulars around my social media playgrounds know about Deacon the Goldendoodle. (He gets his picture tweeted from time to time and has made appearances on Instagram.) But I haven’t talked much about my accidental fish, … Continue reading

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