Monthly Archives: September 2009

Relatives and Genetics . . .

My parents weren’t big on keeping in touch with their families.  My father lied about his age so he could get into the Air Force at 15.  My mother left home when she was 12.  Even though they cared about … Continue reading

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The Doll in the Wall

     For the last four days, I have been forced to finish correcting my second galley to my second book, ‘The Doll in the Wall’.  So, for 14 hours every day, starting at 6 a.m. I would wedge my … Continue reading

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Now I Know What My Problem Is

I didn’t realize how truly weird I am until I hit my mid-forties.   This aspect of my personality was brought home to me by Cirque du Soleil. I’d checked out ‘The Journey of Man’ from the library.  This Cirque du Soleil … Continue reading

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How To Know If You Are Getting Old

Here I am, a day late and a blog short.  Between caring for my very own Henry VIII and vetting my second galley to my second book, I’ve let a whole day pass by.  I woke up this morning convinced … Continue reading

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That's so Henry VIII !

Yesterday morning my husband informed me that he has gout.  And then he showed me.  Sure enough, he did. That was not the first time it was brought home to me how old we are. As I watched my husband … Continue reading

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Fixing Family Mechanics With a Wrench . . .

In two weeks my brother, Daniel, and his wife, Marian, are coming from New York to visit us here in the Ozark hills.  They will spend two days in Tulsa with my other brother, Dennis, and his family, before driving to Fayetteville to see our mother.  … Continue reading

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Things I learned today while at the St. Louis Zoo

It rained in St. Louis today.  Not the light drizzle that dampens your windshield just enough to smear the bug juice into a light, flaky crust the moment you turn on your wipers.  It was the kind of rain that hits your corneas … Continue reading

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St. Louis Book Signing

What a day!  I had set my alarm for 4 a.m. – got up promptly at midnight . . .  Packed the car by 5, hit McDonald’s by 7, finished my McPuck and oval potato slab by 7:15, and arrived at the Nadoz Euro Bakery … Continue reading

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St. Louis' Grand Center

In 54 hours my husband and I will be on our way to what is known as St. Louis’ Intersection of Art and Life, the Grand Center.  I will be signing books (September 4th, from 11 am. to 2 pm) in Nadoz Euro … Continue reading

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