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Look Behind The Curtain

I listened to a great interview with Neil Gaiman the other day that I talked about in my previous post. I always love talking and listening to writers that I admire. I pick up a lot of ideas. Neil has been doing something for years that I thought was unique. He writes about the book […]

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Macht Show!

I was listening to a terrific podcast interview with Neil Gaiman on Just One More Book. Here’s the link: Just One More Book. Don’t miss it. I was fascinated to learn that Neil has been blogging since 2001. He was on to the power of the web before almost everyone else. He blogs every day. […]

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Settling In

What an exciting week! The Inauguration is over. President Obama is in the White House. The Caldecott/Newbery Medals for this year have been announced. Looks like the exciting part of the year is over. Now we settle down and wait for spring. On the other hand, lots of things are happening, although they may be […]

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An Historic Day

What a day! The excitement wears off slowly, leaving us numb. What do you remember? Which are your special moments? My favorites are Aretha Franklin, whom I have always loved, sending her inspired voice across the enormous crowd, across the country. Muhammed Ali, barely able to walk or speak. His wife had to wipe his […]

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Inauguration Eve

This is a remarkable week for our country. Tomorrow, Barack Obama will take the oath of office as the first African-American president of the United States. How appropriate it is that the day before is a holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What people don’t remember—or perhaps choose not to remember—is that Dr. King […]

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A Great Day!

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that our holiday season was far from joyous. Our dear dog Tasha suddenly got sick and died. Our neighbor Marianne’s dad died in December. Her mom died the month before. The economy is terrible. Friends and neighbors are out of work. War broke out in the Middle […]

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New Idea For A New Year

If you’ve visited my website over the past few months, you’ve noticed a lot of changes. There’s a blog, a slideshow of my China visit, and several audio downloads now available at Anansi’s Store. This is the result of some earthshaking events that are jolting the publishing industry. Editors are being laid off. Lists are […]

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Tasha

Doris and I want to thank all our friends on Facebook and on the web for their kind words and good thoughts for Tasha. I was overwhelmed by the response to my posts. There were so many. They came from all over the world, as far away as Australia and China. If I ever needed […]

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