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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jan.19.2009
            You know it doesnt make much senseThere ought to be a law againstAnyone who takes offenseAt a day in your celebrationcause we all know in our mindsThat there ought to be a timeThat we can set asideTo show just how much we love youAnd Im sure you would agreeIt...
jodi-thompson's picture
Dec.15.2008
Today was my birthday. Although I am miserably sick with a headcold, it was a lovely day. Still this congested head of mind is making it much too hard to concentrate on writing, and I miss my older son, who is away and seemed rather sad when he called. Other than that, a rather nice day altogether.
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Oct.20.2008
 Bon Anniversaire, Arthur Rimbaud: "Le Prince et le Genie s'aneantirent probablement dans la sante essentielle. Comment n'auraient-ils pas pu en mourir?" "The Prince and the Genie annihilated each other probably in essential health. How could they have helped dying of it." and...
sue-glasco's picture
Oct.19.2008
Today was another gorgeous Indian summer day, but the drive up and across the Mississippi River to O’Fallon and Lake Saint Louis really did not treat us to any more fall coloration than last Sunday’s drive. Leaves are staying green longer than they used to when I can remember their being in all...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Sep.30.2008
Okay, how did this happen? Judy Blume is seventy. Seventy. And I'm thirty-six. I mean, I know how it happened, everyone gets older (except Dick Clark. And Robert Wagner) But Judy Blume is seventy? Wow. How freaking cool. I started reading Judy Blume in fourth grade. My teacher Mrs. Evans read from...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.19.2008
Another poster noted it was his birthday today, so I'll jump on the band waggon also.  Champagne tonight (not that I need the excuse). As a birthday treat I gave a character in my novel a birthday today. And she is going to get an exquisite gift. Mind you, she's not getting it for months, as it is...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Aug.17.2008
Quotes on Naipaul's work: Each book, intuitively sensed and, in the case of fiction, intuitively worked out, stands on what has gone before, and grows out of it. I feel that at any stage of my literary career it could have been said that the last book contained all the others. I have trusted to my...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Aug.16.2008
              I know I said I wasn't going to blog this weekend, however a big event is happening today. It's pretty big, gentle readers. Madonna is fifty. Yes, nifty fifty! What I want to know is, how did that happen?             Madonna has been around for so long-half my life. Well longer than...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Apr.29.2008
Today is Harper Lee's birthday. I think today should be a holiday. We should all go to the library and read our favorite sections from To Kill A Mockingbird aloud. We should see the movie again and wish Atticus Fitch was around these days. But alas, it isn't a holiday. So let's watch one of the...
kate-marshall's picture
Jan.31.2008
Spreading the Love by Kate-- I frequently feel gratitude, but don’t express it often or fully enough. Surely my husband David already knows I love him, right? Complaining is easy and sometimes feels more urgent, but ultimately there is nothing more important than saying "I love you," and...