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Apr.21.2009
I stay in the shower longer than is necessary. I allow the hot water to douse my body until it feels squeaky clean, my eyes sting, my hair matted to...
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Apr.22.2009
I will pick the adorable Missy up from the Animal Sanctuary on Monday. We got the all clear! Our home is deemed suitable for yet, another pet. Missy...
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Apr.23.2009
Mirrors are strange things, aren't they. I mean if you look, just glance, they can be a fleeting experience but if you look longer than for a brief...
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Apr.23.2009
I forgot about the Cuckoo Man as I pulled up the blind in the bedroom this morning. I forgot that there would be a man standing on the quiet,...
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Apr.26.2009
The waitress who works in the hotel dining room has surely risen by now.  At six o' clock in the morning she tends to her amputee husband. Before...
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Apr.28.2009
I am convinced that the reason people go away from home is the pleasure they get upon the return home. I got a great welcome on Sunday evening though...
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Apr.28.2009
The first memory I have of holding my father's hand for the first time was as I walked alongside him on a path bordered by hedgerows in bloom and...
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Apr.29.2009
The day started off in a gloomy fashion with a dense fog shrouding the house and the greening fields beyond. It didn't deter the Cuckoo Man though...
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Apr.30.2009
1. Some people take a writing workshop solely for social reasons 2. Writers are supposed to be able to ignore dirty dishes and laundry 3. There will...
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May.01.2009
Off I headed this afternoon in the quest for a new writing desk. I was confident as I drove along in my little red Bug pressing the button on my ipod...
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Apr.24.2010
That Mighty Sorting Machine Is Certainly One for the Books Uli Seit for The New York Times The New York Public Library’s new sorting machine. By...
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Jun.22.2010
“Any author who seriously complains about book tours has a serious problem with their priorities.” Photo: Melanie DuneaDispatches from Anthony...
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Oct.30.2010
        Which literary character is a Facebook addict?From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Austen: How classic fiction figures would have adapted to the...
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Nov.15.2010
http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20101109/800_cp_giller_winner_101109.jpg Johanna Skibsrud’s Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning The...
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Feb.02.2011
  I am unusually (for me) writing an outline for the next thriller (what we do for money, eh). It is contemporary (well - I hope it is actually...
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bob-levin's picture
Nov.28.2009
    I recently re-watched most of HBO’s documentary on Roman Polanski.  Since he’s been a frequent topic of discussion here, I thought some of the...
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Jan.16.2010
    For some reason, I keep reading Sasha Frere-Jones’s “Pop Music” pages in THE NEW YORKER.  Like I keep expecting to meet Johnny Ace or Bob Dylan...
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Jun.11.2010
    I’d blogged about the fight over the move of the Barnes collection as a near sacrilegious violation of its founder’s wishes to its new home on...
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Aug.12.2010
If you are (a) a fan of old time radio and (b) have 30 minutes free at a clip and (c) have an interest in hearing critics you have probably never...
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Dec.15.2010
    It’s been months since the demons of 21st century life have driven a blog from me.  But they’ve struck, goddamnit, again.    Because I am phasing...
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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.