Monthly Archives: March 2016

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

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(Images from the National Library of Norway, Miami University of Ohio Libraries, State Library of Queensland and the Library of Congress via Flickr.)

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Camp Alphabet Challenge Madness

I guess I didn’t have any plans for April. And then suddenly I did. Having done NaNoWriMo back in November, my in-box kept reminding me that Camp NaNoWriMo was just around the corner, so I’d been contemplating signing up. Then, … Continue reading

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(The challenge: A story in five sentences. Less than 100 words. Beginning, middle and end.) A new smell, a new sound, coming from where the ground ends – I sniff my way to the edge and look. There, just below, … Continue reading

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Children’s Nonfiction

This is a re-post from an earlier incarnation of my blog, originally posted in September of 2011.   I used to live near a building that used to house a classic Men’s Shop. When it was operating, it was the … Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Words of Wisdom from Ira Glass

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you … Continue reading

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A year ago, this would have been an unthinkable act. A year ago, if she had given it any thought at all, Margaret wouldn’t have imagined herself anywhere but home, in Buffalo, with Thomas and the girls, everything exactly as … Continue reading

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Hello World.

Welcome to my new virtual home. I’m here – both in the big global sense and the little local sense – for the stories. I’ve taken stabs at blogging on other platforms before, but for one reason or another – … Continue reading

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