Author Archives: Marion

Parklets! We Got ’em

Eager to help the food service businesses in downtown Sebastopol, and possibly save the holiday retail season, the town council deployed its “parklets” last week. I confused “parklets” with “pocket parks,” which I think are cool. Parklets are much smaller–often, … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

Falstaff Books sent me a picture of the cover to Copper Road, and I am thrilled with it! The type face and the open book at the bottom carries through from Aluminum Leaves, (you’ll see the similarities to that cover) … Continue reading

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Flanders Sky: Could Not Finish

Fifty pages from the end of Flanders Sky, by Nicolas Freeling, I closed it and put it down. I will never know who murdered Iris. I will never know if her sexual-harasser, rape-fantasist husband will face just desserts, if not … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now #10: Kids These Days

During the pandemic, we’ve all paid a lot of attention to the big-to-huge social events that have been disrupted; sporting events, weddings, live performances, festivals, graduations, and now probably Thanksgiving. In May, the media devoted attention to the graduating class … Continue reading

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Arrow: the Mayoral Campaigns

I started binge-watching Arrow a few weeks back, thinking it would be escapist relief from election season. Surely benighted, beleaguered Starling City (later Star City) would make my world look better in comparison? Sadly, it did not. In spite of … Continue reading

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

I was late getting around to reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. This historical novel came out in paper in 2017, and I just read it a few months ago, during the Stay at Home segment of the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Laurel’s Kitchen

The 1976 edition of Laurel’s Kitchen is the second cookbook someone gave me as a gift. My mom gave me Joy of Cooking when I turned eighteen. She wanted me to have a good, all-purpose cookbook. As she told it, … Continue reading

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Figs: Marion Changes her Mind

I think it must have been the third grade. A classmate traded me a Mother’s brand “taffy” sandwich cookie from my lunchbox for a Fig Newton. I’d seen Fig Newtons advertised on TV (or at least, that’s how I remember … Continue reading

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Writing News: an Update

An update, although not much of one. Copper Road will probably come out sometime around January 14, 2021. That’s later than I had hoped, but not all that far away. It will be available by pre-order through Amazon. They are … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now 9: Masks.

The minority opinion: I like masks. At least, I kind of like them. I feel obligated to point out a few things I don’t like about wearing masks. When it’s hot outside, it’s hotter and more humid inside the mask. … Continue reading

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