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Mar.07.2009
prowling facebook, racking up friends.  But I'm back in redroom today.  Life has been on the hectic side of anything reasonable.  Also productive.  I've joined a writing group.  Gave a reading on Wednesday evening.  A story on creating a home health library in the virtual age should be in the...
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Feb.25.2009
was published in last Sunday's Oregonian.  Here's a link to the online version. http://blog.oregonlive.com/books/2009/02/fiction_review_the_vagrants.html
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Feb.24.2009
the great American novel?  Not enough "fishin', fightin' and fuckin' "?  See Laura Miller's entry in today's Salon.com.  Then discuss amongst yourselves.  I have my own thoughts on this which I'll share in a later blog, along with my thoughts on truly forbidden writing. http://www.salon....
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Feb.20.2009
Once upon a time... I had a maid while I was growing up.  She was African American; her name was Ann, her husband's name was Roy.  She took care of me and our home five days a week from the time I was two until I was fifteen.  These days you'd call her a nanny.  She lived in Harlem - which was...
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Feb.13.2009
This is an open valentine to all my loves and a tribute to the many incarnations of love.  My husband - Adam - often my best friend, always my lover, my ally in the creative life, my cheerleader and partner in crime My best friend - Patty - who has known me more than three decades and ridden...
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Feb.07.2009
My first column on health issues is due at the Oregonian newspaper Monday - a gig I've wanted for a quite some time!  
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Feb.07.2009
If Facebook wants 25 random things about you, go to: The random beauty of "25 Random Things" at www.Salon.com.        
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Feb.07.2009
Oregon is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its statehood this year - from February through July - in statewide events, including readings from 'The Citadel of the Spirit,' an anthology of writings from Oregon authors new, old, young, deceased, and residing in otherwise non-classifiable states...
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Feb.05.2009
The reading for Six Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak was great fun.  While Portland, OR is a book town, the audience is a tough sell - but the editors were well prepared.  They had been on AM Northwest that morning, as well as on public radio.  The audience at Powell's Books easily filled the...
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Feb.05.2009
I turned in my book review of 'The Vagrants' to the Oregonian newspaper this week.  Yiyun Li will be reading at Powell's Books at the end of the month, so the review will run in the Sunday edition prior to her event here in Portland.  This is her first novel and follows her award winning short...
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Jan.31.2009
 I came across this article today at Time Magazine online; it's interesting; thought I'd share it with you.  You never know where your next book sale is coming from! http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1872381,00.html  
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Jan.26.2009
My husband Adam is on his way home from a month in Rwanda.  Between skype , the phone and email, it felt, at times, as if he were actually here.  But he wasn't, proven by the single wine glass and half-empty bed each night (not exactly half-empty - his side of the bed was occupied by Elsa the dog...
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Jan.23.2009
I was accepted as a member of the National Book Critics Circle today.  And also invited to attend the Santa Fe Science Writers Conference in May.  I'll be working with one of the New York Times health page writers whose work I greatly respect.  I've pitched a health blog and some freelance health...
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Jan.20.2009
A friend in Iraq just phoned to congratulate us here.  She is Japanese and works for the United Nations; she conveys that everyone there is so very excited to welcome our new president.  It is so amazing how very personal and heartfelt this campaign was on an international level.  Everyone is...
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Jan.16.2009
I'm on line at the market; I note that Oprah once again graces the cover of the Enquirer, as well as her own magazine.  Nothing new here – what is it this time.  Stedman, her weight, her argument with Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray, Michelle Obama?  It’s a long checkout line; I thumb through the Enquirer...
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