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Nov.06.2009
The other morning I was staring out the window at all the leaves on the ground, marveling at how so much come from almost nothing. A bit of water, a...
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Nov.08.2009
This seems to be a slow weekend here on the Internet. I can never figure out where people disappear to or why. What could possibly be more...
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Nov.09.2009
During my Daughter Am I blog tour, I have talked a lot about my writing life, I have done several interviews, I have even shown photos of my ...
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Nov.11.2009
Sometimes it amazes me that there is an entire world one can enter through the portal of a electronic box. The only reason this doesn’t always amaze...
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Nov.14.2009
My Daughter Am I blog tour is winding down — I have seven days to go (eight if you include today) and I don’t know whether to be sad or to rejoice....
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Nov.16.2009
Can you believe it? This is the thirtieth day of my Daughter Am I blog tour! Only five days left. Oh, dear . . . what am I going to do with all that...
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Nov.22.2009
Daughter Am I is a quest novel -- a hunt for truth, a hunt for self, a hunt for gold -- so what better way to celebrate the end of my Daughter Am I...
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Nov.24.2009
You have three chances to win a copy of Daughter Am I.  1. Eric Beetner, author of One Too Many Blows to the head is sponsoring an ebook contest for...
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Nov.25.2009
It seems a bit paltry to have a single holiday to give thanks when I have so much for which to be grateful. I am grateful for my online friends and...
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Dec.04.2009
Is there such a thing as an anniversary before something happens? A pre-anniversary? The first chapter of A Spark of Heavenly Fire begins on Friday,...
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Feb.12.2009
From Kirkus: NORMAL AT ANY COST Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Industry's Quest to Manipulate Height Author: Cohen, Susan and Cosgrove,...
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Apr.18.2009
When you see someone who is in need, do you walk by them as if they were invisible, or do you try to make eye contact and give them hope? You know...
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Jun.30.2009
Isn't it strange that when you give birth to a child you've just signed up for a lifetime job? Even if they don't like you (or worse....you don't...
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Oct.30.2009
   One evening, after a loved one had gingerly confronted me about a judgmental attitude, I was praying – asking God if this horrible thing was true...
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Jun.02.2009
His brother anesthetized and tattooed snakes, sometimes repeatedly, waiting for the new-tat scar to heal, going back half a dozen times  –sometimes...
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Nov.22.2009
The First Toast  Here's to the woman in wifely white, as white is what she chose to wear despite the fact that she's always in red at parties she...
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Jan.16.2010
I remember how, at the first meeting, we were asked to raise our right hand in the three-fingered Boy Scout salute and read aloud the list that...
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Apr.02.2010
April, apparently, IS the cruellest month.  These daily challenges from Read Write Poem are keeping me hopping. Please stop by Scrambled, Not Fried...
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May.09.2010
When he found it, it appeared to be just like all the other battered and secretly self-referential journals he'd produced over the years; but unlike...
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Sep.29.2010
He comes home, but discovers almost immediately that there are aspects of Hell one can never fully leave behind. He discovers this early on his first...
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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.