Monthly Archives: August 2012

(Gulp) I Did It

Today I gathered up all the documents, clipped them together and put them in a folder. It was a pretty folder I brought from home. It has a peacock on the front and gold curlicues along the sides. It says … Continue reading

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A Mirror Darkly; Riddley Walker

The September, 2012, issue of Shambala Sun has an article in which Michael Stusser discusses the wildly over-stimulated brain. Here’s my favorite quote, “Today’s tweeting, Yelping, Flickring, Foresquaring, TripAdvising mentality generates such a carnivorous hunger for stimulation that no matter … Continue reading

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Screamin’ Mimi’s

I had some legal papers that needed review so I spent an hour with our charming lawyer Erica. The only disappointment was the absence of her exuberant Yorkshire terrier Olivia. Olivia was visiting Erica’s grandmother on Monday. After I was … Continue reading

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The Best Part of the Season

This is my favorite season at the farmers’ market. Practically everything is ripe and ready; not just greens and carrots and garlic, but peaches and berries and flowers – although I guess flowers don’t actually get “ripe” – peppers, melons … Continue reading

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Good Luck, Dr. Netherda

I sit on the Sonoma County Commission on AIDS with Dr. Mark Netherda, who most recently was the county’s Interim Health Officer, and before that the Deputy Health Officer. Mark is retiring from the county in November, going to Kaiser … Continue reading

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The Small Right Thing

Jude’s dad wasn’t the only one named. His two best friends on the force, Bill Malvasio and Phil Strock, faced the same charges: jacking drug dealers, basically. Jude remembered thinking at the time (and on and off in the years since)that thousands … Continue reading

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A Creepy Synchronicity

Over my vacation I had opportunities to do some old-fashioned creative writing; short stories. This wasn’t a formal part of the writing conference. It came about because of time use  and the fact that I was in the hot-house atmosphere … Continue reading

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Ad Hominem

I agreed to review Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart, by Caitlin Kiernan, for the Fantasy Literature website. It’s a short story collection published by Subterranean Press, due out the end of July, 2012. The word “confessions” carries a particular intimation … Continue reading

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