Archives for 2012

Audio Books

When my sister and I were little, my mother used to read us books almost every night.  I especially loved it when she acted out all the parts.  She made up a song for “The Best Nest” that still haunts me, lo these many years later. That’s probably one reason I love audio books so […]

Now. What Shall We Talk About?

Hi, Blogosphere. Hey. Thanks for seeing me on such short notice. You paid me to show up. Er…yeah.  Um…Okay.  “Heh, heh, heh… Now.  What shall we talk about?  Heh, heh, heh.” Why are you wheezing? It’s a reference to a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I was trying to entertain. Sure. But seriously. […]

Quotes for the New Year

  Happy New Year everybody! As you may, or may not, know, I love me a good thoughtful or pithy quote. Here are some great ones regarding the start of a new year (and the dreaded New Year’s resolution).     New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them […]

The Problem With Advice About Writing

I realized a few days ago that books about writing make my head hurt. Don’t get me wrong – advice is good.  Advice means that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel over and over again.  Advice helps.  Yay, advice! But… There’s a very lucrative industry out there of books on how to write and […]

Hitting the Reset Button

I love standing on the threshold of a new year. Even though the boundary between one year and the next is completely arbitrary, I love standing at the end of the “old” and looking forward into the “new”.Today the new year has not yet arrived. It is still unsullied by footsteps. I haven’t had a […]

Getting Rid Of Books