Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010: Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?

2010?  My first impulse is that I’m happy to see the back of it, which is probably not fair.  The last half of the year was not good for me personally, and certainly economically we did not see the gains … Continue reading

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2010–Books that Got My Attention

I never do a “best of” list, mainly because I have trouble remembering what I read; however, there’s where a blog comes in handy! Here are some books that made an impression on me in 2010.  Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich—for … Continue reading

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I found this sea urchin shell, picked clean, on the forest floor. Because the lodge is L-shaped, the annex looks almost the same size.  They still aren’t using the upstairs of the annex.  There’s a story there, but I don’t … Continue reading

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The Books We Got for Christmas

On my way home I spent part of my Four-Eyed Frog gift card, and picked up a few more books.  At home, I found another package waiting.  Here are the Christmas additions:  The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet, by Arturo … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Redwoods

The Books we Got for Christmas The Sig-O and I are on a John Connolly binge right now so the Irish writer’s thrillers figured prominently in our stash this year.  We got The Unquiet, Every Dead Thing and The Reapers.  … Continue reading

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Cool Yule, Everyone!

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National Stay Out of the Mall Day

In honor of the most frantic shopping day of the year, I would like to declare today Avoid the Mall Day.  Today is the day before the big commercial holiday—there is no need to stress yourself out circling wildly looking … Continue reading

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Joyous Solstice Everyone

To all my pagan friends, joyous solstice! To all my atronomy-friends, I hope you enjoyed the eclipse.  I didn’t see it.  I went to bed.  I woke up a little bit after midnight and went out on the deck, but … Continue reading

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The Daily Reader

Terry Weyna played Santa early this year and gave me a copy of her husband’s new book, The Daily Reader, in November.  Fred White wrote a wonderful book for writers called The Daily Writer that I got for Christmas last … Continue reading

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Leafy Green Superhero

I was standing in Copperfield’s Books the other day leafing through Moonlight Mile, the newest Dennis Lehane.  He has his detective Patrick Kensie say that he’d hates something so much he “rather eat kale.”   Three weeks before that, I was … Continue reading

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