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dk-christi's picture
Oct.06.2010
Marlo Thomas - www.marlothomas.aol.com      Class.  That's the only way to describe my brief meeting with Marlo Thomas.  The rest of the small meetings between members of the press and the celebritites presenting at the AARP National Conference in Orlando September 30-October 2 took place across a...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Oct.04.2010
When they say: You’re never too old, here’s proof they really mean it! Sally Gordon was recently honored as the female exemplar of Outstanding Oldest Worker 2010. Sally is 101! The daughter of Russian immigrants, Sally is one of Nebraska’s treasures. She became the first female assistant sergeant-...
jules-jacob's picture
Oct.04.2010
How long does it take to write the perfect query? Correction: How long can it take to write the perfect query? I’ve been writing query letters since the 1980’s—longer than most of the agents I’m querying have been writing in cursive.  I’ve been revising the query for my current book for three...
earl-merkel's picture
Oct.04.2010
Sometimes, even the most jaded of ink-stained wretches is inspired to write passages that are pure gold.  Today, it was Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Morrissey, whose muse helped him pen what has to be the most ascerbic --and accurate-- description of the hilariously hapless Chicago Bear...
gina-collia-suzuki's picture
Oct.03.2010
I've spent the past week in bed, and not in a good way. A dose of norovirus with a good splash of acute sinusitis completely knocked me off my feet. It also tried to starve me to death; I couldn't keep anything down. At the same time, poor Ryoma, who has been running around like a blue-arsed fly (...
jules-jacob's picture
Sep.29.2010
There was plenty to worry about during my nine day absence from home. I didn’t worry about the global economy, nuclear escalation, or why I can’t watch T.V for five minutes without having to mute a political ad.  I conserved my worrying energy for the crucial issues in my garden.  Did RJ remember...
mara-buck's picture
Sep.28.2010
     It seems like a day to reacquaint myself with nature, so armed with a trusty rusty long-handled shovel, I scour the lawn for mushrooms.  Not for my consumption (public opinion to the contrary, I am no fool) but to safeguard the feckless puppy from potential ‘shroom doom.  Huge multicolored...
kate-clinton's picture
Sep.28.2010
Three cities in three days! You guessed it—I couldn’t use my bike. Gay Pride week at the University of Louisville this year highlighted the L of LGBTQQ and they asked this old L to be there. Their strong LGBT group organized a fabulous flash mob in the student cafeteria complete with rainbow...
will-durst's picture
Sep.25.2010
Say what you will about the latest female politician taking her runway turn in the right-wing spotlight, Christine O'Donnell is a lock for Best Newcomer in the Heavyweight Mocking Division. In less than a week she managed to introduce both witchcraft and masturbation into the national...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Sep.24.2010
Today was National Punctuation Day.   It was uneventful.   No comma drama or apostrophe catastrophe. I did not make any proclamations or exclamations. What's the point?   Instead, I recalled the good old days, when my seventh grade math teacher said to my classmate, "Question, Marc?"   A...