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Feb.13.2009
The first thing to go wrong this morning was the smell of burning toast filling the kitchen. I knew I couldn't blame it on the toaster, as its a...
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Feb.14.2009
I mean what kind of a name is Silverlawn Moon Landing? What were they thinking? What was Eamonn, your foster Dad thinking? When I drove half way...
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Feb.16.2009
Back then the walls were painted the colour of  Magnolia. A Magnolia stained with age and neglect. The kitchen, large and airy, was reminiscent of a...
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Feb.17.2009
Spring is in the air alright and confirmed by me spending at least two hours in the garden today turning over the soil and generally pottering around...
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Feb.19.2009
I am attempting for the umpteenth time to grow an Avocado tree. I have taken two piths and  I have strategically placed three toothpicks  into each...
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Feb.21.2009
On the table beside my laptop is an old recycled candy jar full of daffodils. I bought them today at the market, three bunches for five euro. Not a...
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Feb.22.2009
I just finished reading the novel Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. I loved it. I hated it. I disliked what I read. I loved what I read. I...
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Feb.24.2009
I admire Joan Didion.  While visiting Californa last December, I was rooting around in a Borders store and I picked up a copy of The White Album.  A...
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Feb.25.2009
I recognised Martin when he walked in the driveway this evening. Sure, didn't I know him from the road. I passed him frequently over the last...
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Feb.26.2009
Index finger on right hand in plaster tonight. A result of an overly efficient vegetable peeler and plain downright daydreaming watching the swirl...
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Apr.06.2010
". . .  -- who would buy anything from a human-sized beetle or cockroach? "   Frank Theatre tackles Kafka's classic novella "...
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May.26.2010
  I'm not sure when a count-down begins when writing a novel. Day One?  Half-way through?  When you are sure of the ending? When you reach the next-...
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Jun.08.2010
 St. Martin's Preempts Book About BP by Rachel Deahl St. Martin's Michael Flamini has preempted journalist Mike Magner's new book on currently...
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Jun.18.2009
   I'm a rather landlocked seafarer living up here in Interior Alaska.  Although I've sometimes entertained notions of sailing a Viking ship up the...
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Jul.01.2010
I suppose I should be a better human being and blog a little more regularly, but I've actually been writing.  And, even more, I've signed contracts...
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Nov.05.2010
The Archibald gang arrived before noon.  Erin and Gma Shirley came over right behind them. (I am not a cell phone fan because I can seldom hear mine...
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Mar.25.2011
Probably many places use the same motto Southern Illinoisans often do: “If you don’t like the weather, just hang around and it will change.” It has...
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Mar.26.2010
DATELINE, LONDON. JUST LIKE IN THE U.S., a controversy over a poetry professorship is a major news story in England. I love it when the Boston...
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Jun.28.2010
Dear friends, it's with joy I can announce my novel The Deadwood Beetle is now available in a Kindle edition.  The story of Dr. Tristan Martens, an...
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Feb.13.2012
I've eaten some very interesting kidneys in the last month.  Read more
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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.