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lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Sep.03.2013
“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright A little over four years ago (HOLY SH!T, it’s been 4 years!) I began with my Madness blog’s opening line: “They say insanity is the spice of life, right?  Got it – chock full, in fact…”  Yup, it...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Oct.16.2012
  “If comedy duos don’t like each other, it just won’t work.” ~ Scott Thompson Sonny & CherAbbott & CostelloLaurel & HardyMartin & Lewis No matter which of these famous comedy couples you may adore from back in the day, I bet you have just a pinch more affection for one...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Oct.16.2012
  “If comedy duos don’t like each other, it just won’t work.” ~ Scott Thompson Sonny & CherAbbott & CostelloLaurel & HardyMartin & Lewis No matter which of these famous comedy couples you may adore from back in the day, I bet you have just a pinch more affection for one...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Aug.22.2012
My novel, DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME, is based on events that happened to my family over the course of years.  The novel starts when the three grown children return home to their mother who has just suffered a severe heart attack.  While they’re waiting for her to live or die, the novel...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Jul.27.2012
Mom always said, “once you hit 30, time goes really really fast.” Well, maybe she only said it a few times, but DAMN IT, she wasn’t kidding! It’s like a rollercoaster. You go CLICK, CLICK, CLICK steadily and slowly up the incline of life, and then BING! BAM! WOOOSH!...
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Jul.26.2012
http://www.capitolabookcafe.com/event/workshop-writing-family-stories-wr...
robert-sward's picture
Jul.26.2012
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_21160898/santa-cruz-poet-r... Santa Cruz poet Robert Sward to gather writers together in a workshop aimed at making sense of family stories By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz SentinelPosted:   07/26/2012   Acclaimed Santa Cruz poet and teacher...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Jul.20.2012
  The stairway at 72 Sherbrooke West, where my mother lived as a child. It now is a public stairway, for use of the three tenants who live in the 3 storey flat. But it's the stairway where my grandmother, Maria Roy, of the humongus water-balloon bosom, chased her daughters up and down with a...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Jul.18.2012
“A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” ~Laurie Colwin There are many proud moments in the life of an Italian family, but one of the sweetest is when the baby of the brood selects and picks their very first ripe and juicy homegrown tomato. Since these plants are grown...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Jun.19.2012
“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than remember me and cry.” ~ unknown I posted a shorter version of this poem on Facebook last year near Mom’s birthday, but it never made its way to the Madness blog. Since a full year has now come full circle, and I’m taking today off to visit this...