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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Apr.26.2013
One must begin with the weather, I was thinking, then thinking but California has no weather. Overcast, low fog, beginning to burn off. Pretty soon...
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May.14.2013
We went to Yosemite for the weekend, hoping to beat the tourist season (probably impossible) and do some hiking. First excitement: the woods were...
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May.17.2013
I'm thinking I may have to join to Facebook to keep track of my kids' lives. "Did you see the bike picture?" I ask younger daughter, who hadn't let...
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May.25.2013
If it's Thursday it must be the NYT Home section, I think, seeking a reason not to go back to sleep. If it's Saturday there's no paper blue-bagged on...
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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
May.28.2013
Nice mention of some Bonnefoy translations on The Paris Review blog. This group of sonnets appeared in current issue of The White Review, a very...
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Jun.08.2013
I like to ease myself into the day. Mon-Fri there's the Times, still, anachronistically, sitting on the porch. I realize how strange this is...
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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Jun.15.2013
It's graduation weekend, which accounts for the carillon concerts last night and this morning. The students will be lining up in the stadium as a I...
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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Jun.21.2013
Students gone. Peace for a week (interrupted by various mechanized cleaning crews, dust suckers), then high school students arrive, but they will...
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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Jun.27.2013
I've been hoovering up Annie Ernaux's books. I read La Honte (Shame; most of her very readable, very short books have been translated) and...
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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Apr.29.2012
When you’re on a panel with other writers, try not to be one of the many who spend the entire time telling their co-panelists how unfair and awful...
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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
May.06.2012
If you treat your writing like a hobby and don’t place value on it, how can you expect others in your life to?
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Nov.30.2009
Want to waste some time? Go to Wordle and paste in something you’ve written. Wordle creates a word cloud displaying the words in your document...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
May.07.2010
I’ve completed draft four of  The Midwife’s Confession (well except for the epilogue), so it’s time to see how it looks on Wordle! Wordle helps me...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Jun.07.2010
Wish the picture was better, but you get the idea. I’m part of a wonderful gang of authors here in North Carolina, and last night one of our members...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Sep.26.2010
You know how people say they don’t want to watch sausage being made? Well, I feel as though I invited you, my readers, to watch the writing...
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loren-rhoads's picture
Oct.27.2009
It had to happen. The reading in Half Moon Bay this last Saturday had the smallest audience yet: three (two SOs and a close friend) plus the...
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stephen-evans's picture
Aug.25.2009
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success...
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stephen-evans's picture
Feb.07.2011
A marriage composed of a closed and finite sequence of straight lines.
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stephen-evans's picture
Sep.10.2013
Yeah, it doesn't make sense to me  either.
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.