Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dear Sherlock

“Holmesian: of, characteristic of, or suggestive of the detective Sherlock Holmes” Who knew? Scanning my dictionary, this sprightly adjective caught my eye. Fascinating to think that even Merriam Webster’s treats Holmes as if he were a real person rather than … Continue reading

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First Steps

“Success is not a doorway, it’s a staircase.” Dottie Walters Here’s a fascinating statistic:  According a recent survey, more than 80% of Americans would like to publish a book. This doesn’t surprise me at all; as a writer, I constantly … Continue reading

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Fruitful Footfalls

‘Walking about the country by day – prowling about into the strangest places into the strangest places in London by night – sitting down to do an immensity – getting up after doing nothing – walking about my room on … Continue reading

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Accidental Inspiration

Sometimes you unexpectedly hear something that gives you a new way of looking at a piece of your own. During an open mike event held at my local library, I signed up to read a personal piece that’s very close … Continue reading

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Saturday Stroll

“It’s the first time I’ve seen myself act, and I can’t say I’m impressed.” Lillie Langtry From personal training to Lilly Langtry: a huge leap, but that’s just the kind of flying adventure that books can take you on, isn’t … Continue reading

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Printed Pleasures

Finding a new author to treasure is always exciting. And when a friend shares a book with me that opens the door to a new writer’s wit and wisdom, I always feel doubly blessed. My friend Chris lives a few … Continue reading

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Friends Indeed

Every once in a while, we are all lucky enough to see a glimpse of the way things are supposed to work. That happened to me tonight when I caught part of a PBS special: a live concert at the … Continue reading

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