Archive | April, 2012


I had the best intentions to write my Z post on William Blake’s The Four Zoas. If I had had a brain in my head, I would have written that “Z” post during that first, fresh week and squirreled it away. But I didn’t. And I didn’t. And now I have zero idea of where […]

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I almost got tripped up on letter Y. One day away from the finale – I can’t be fresh out of ideas! All I kept thinking was yogurt. But I didn’t want to write about yogurt. I do eat it every morning (greek non-fat vanilla mixed with non-fat plain to cut the sweetness) but that […]

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X is for…Xigua (and what did we do before the Internet?)

A few months ago, two other mothers and I took our daughters to the bowling alley. The girls have been friends since preschool, the Moms enjoy spending time together, and we often go out as a group on weekends. Although all three are in fourth grade, they now attend different schools. One girl brought her […]

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Writers’ Retreat!

(This post is dedicated to my dear friend, Wellins. He’s not a writer and he’s not retreating, but everyone should have a Wellins in their lives!) W is for…wow. Almost there! Like scheduling a spa day after a grueling workout, I’ve got something to look forward to after a long month of blogging (and other) […]

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U…review and recipe!

Hey, U! We’ve hit the 21st letter in the alphabet! Is everyone still hanging in there? It’s been a uniquely fun, unusually time-consuming blogging month…but I am so glad I signed up for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Now, onto the letter of the day, brought to you by this tall, dark and […]

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TRAINING to be a Dirty Girl

It’s official – I’m gonna do the Dirty Girl! Oh, get your mind out of the gutter – it’s a mud run! Three days ago, my fabulous foodie romance author pal Amanda Usen sent me the link for the run – there are 9 Dirty Girl events this year, and the only one in New […]

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S is for…Sun Kink

SUN KINK: a buckling due to high temperature, causing the track to shift laterally and form a curve in what is otherwise a straight pair of rails. Such conditions can cause a train derailment. Probably a term you don’t hear every day. It’s currently the name of my first novel. I look at those 300 […]

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Rock and Roll Riders

“But dude…it’s on our rider.” Ah yes, magic words in the music biz. What is this sacred document I speak of? A tour rider is a written set of requests or demands made by an artist prior to a performance. To ensure the comfort, safety and happiness of the artist, the promoter or venue will […]

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Q is for Quixotic

Quixotic: 1: foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action 2: capricious, unpredictable Etymology: From English: Quixote, a visionary, after Don Quixote, hero of a romance by Miguel de Cervantes I love that such a colorful adjective was spawned by a fictional character! Everyone should […]

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Playing the Part

So news has it Ashton Kutcher has been tapped to portray Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. I can see that. Ever fantasize, in a perfect world, who you would cast to star in your life story? If Hollywood were to say, “This is your life, it’s time to make a biopic” who would land […]

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