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Jan.19.2012
It is possible that I am inordinately fond of Colin Firth asMr. Darcy. It is possible that some incredibly kind people are aware of this and have sent him to my office. So, when Teen told me about Colin (we are on a first name basis) being on Craig Ferguson'sLate Late Show, it is possible that I...
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Jan.16.2012
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer in possession of a good computer cannot get any work done due to well-honed procrastination techniques. (My apologies to Jane Austen.) I have this love/hate relationship with the internet. I love it, but I hate it, but I love it. That's because...
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Jan.12.2012
I love hearing from teachers. My parents were teachers. My mother taught elementary school and my father taught high school. Both are now retired from Los Angeles Unified School District . . . I always have a teacher or librarian in my books because I believe that when you are in school, one great...
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Jan.09.2012
We can all exhale. I did not destroy the internet! Here's my old website that I created BY MYSELF on iWeb, which is going away. That is, both my old website and iWeb are going away. There were actual 147-ish other pages, but I decided not to show them all because . . . well, because. Plus they...
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Jan.05.2012
Wooo hooo!!! It was a wonderful start of theNew Yearwhen I heard aboutWARP SPEED(via aTweetfromCheryl Klein) being a finalist for the Cybils!!! I'm in there with lots of good company --CLICK HEREto see the short list. On the last day of the year, I was mentioned, along with Kim Jong Il andDan...
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Jan.02.2012
Once a year,Peepyand I stay up late and to cheer on theTournament of RosesParade floats as the final touches are being done . . . In the past, we've walked the route where the floats line up on New Year's Eve. However this year, the Rose Parade is on Monday, January 2nd. Why? Because it's never on...
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Dec.30.2011
PHEW! I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. 2011 was a real whirlwind year. Here are some blog-lights (that's highlights, only in blog speak) . . . JANUARY began with the announcement of American Girl's 2011 Girl of the Year . . . written by Moi!!! I finally got to blog about how the book...
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Dec.26.2011
  Dec. 26th, 2011 at 12:34 PM I've been so busy with the holidays and creating my new website, that I thought for this blog I'd just throw some stuff together, sort of like the way I make soup -- only without the chicken broth. (Above: Soon this will be replaced by a sparkly new website....
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Dec.19.2011
The End of a Cruise and a Big CakeEven though my entries about my American Girl Caribbean cruise have extended overseveral blogs, the actual time on the ship flew past! We celebrated Thanksgiving with a scrumptious meal . . . Before we knew it, it was time for the big25th BirthdayParty . . ....
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Dec.15.2011
Bedtime Stories and Exploring the Island of St. Kitts Yep, via our magical Time Machine, we arestill in the Caribbean, but this time in St. Kitts!!! We loved exploring the fort at the top of the island . . . The forests were awesome . . . There were monkeys, birds andthis exotic creatureswinging...
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Dec.12.2011
As you may know, Peepy is quite the fashion maven . . . So it was only fitting that she attended the Fashion Show during our American Girl 25th Birthday Cruise to the Caribbean. The girls/models took an afternoon out of their vacations to rehearse. Here are Shawn and Fran from...
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Dec.08.2011
Continuing on our American Girl 25th Birthday Cruise to the Caribbean, it is fair to say that I ate. A lot. Often. Can you blame me?       Dinners were held in American Girl's own fancy dining room where everyone was treated like royalty, even the dolls . . .  ...
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Dec.05.2011
Where to begin? Where to begin? Well, maybe I'll just begin with this . . . It's hard to believe thatPeepyand I are back from ourAmerican Girl 25th Birthday Cruiseto the Caribbean! A few months ago I got a phone call inviting me to participate in the birthday celebration. Oh, and it's on a cruise...
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Dec.01.2011
I can't explain it, but my blog can be one place when I am in another.  For example, I went to the Caribbean on a spectacular cruise . . .   And yet and blogging about a amazing school visit I had prior to setting sail. Yes, that's right, I was at St. John Eudes school...
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Nov.28.2011
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I've just come back from a fabulous weeklongAmerican Girl 25th Anniversary Cruise to the Caribbean, and will be blogging that soon. (First I have to sort through my 345,892 photos.)  In the meantime, here's what happened the week-ish before I set...
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