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Lucian and Honey

Hi everyone:

Welcome to my first blog entry at this site. Which isn't, in fact, my first blog entry, but it is at this site. It seems like it would make sense to centralize one's blogs, or coordinate them. I think I'll make this my place to blog. Except when I feel like posting Duran Duran videos in which case I'll bump over to MySpace or Last.fm.

So what to blog about? I could blog about my two cats but that doesn't seem to make sense for a books site. Though they serve as constant sources of inspiration and love. Hmmm. Hmmm. Well, I'm working on a new book but my superstitiousness warns me not to talk about it until a contract is signed. I also have an idea for a novel. Perhaps after one more children's book I'll explore it more. I love writing for both adults and children. They require two completely different states of mind and I'd say the major differentiating factor is a sense of pure innocence versus the dichotomy of innocence and corruption. How to reconcile wanting to stay pure with surviving as an adult. And how many of us do it "successfully"? And why does it seem like internalizing corruption is synonymous with growing up? It isn't, it can't be, but it sure seems that way sometimes. Should I go back to talking about my cats?

OK, I'll leave it at that for now. Short, but, hey, it's my first blog. At this site.

In the immortal words of Duran Duran, "Is there anyone out there?" If so, I'd love to know your thoughts.



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Write about

anything that's important to you at the moment. You don't have to keep Duran Duran to Facebook if the music is what's on your mind at the moment.

I write for all ages, and I don't feel the dichotomy you do. All work flows together for me.

Welcome to RR. It's a great place to be.

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hi :)

Hi Belle:

Did you have a way of seeing that I was at your page earlier? I am so eager to read your work. It's interesting that we have those different experiences. I guess writing is so personal to everyone.... Thank you for your comment!



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Wiping Whiskers

Those coffee mugs seem big enough to be cats' saucers? Do they do double duty?

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south beach

That photo is from the outdoor restaurant of a hotel my friend and I were staying at in South Beach. As far as I know no companion animals are allowed in the hotel so I think they were just for serving humans. And possibly the occasional pelican.

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Hi Maya,Ah, we're not picky

Hi Maya,
Ah, we're not picky here. It's all parts of a whole. Hey, I posted links to the funk and disco of my youth today.... yesterday I mused on poetry. The day before that, a recipe. Sometimes I cry about rejection slips or post writing exercises. I'd love to hear about your cats.

The transition between childhood and adulthood fascinates me. Kids reach a certain age (eleven? twelve?) where they become very aware that they're being asked (by life) to cross over... and this can be a source of joy, sorrow, reluctance, enthusiasm... it's a fascinating transition.

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Oh, maybe I should post an awesome carrot soup recipe. But it's from someone else's book. So that would be bad.

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I light my torch and wave it...

In between ABBA songs (thanks to the release of Mamma Mia), the song I couldn't get out of my head all week was "New Moon on Monday." I'm skeptical of psychic phenomena, but it makes me wonder if I somehow knew you were about to post your first Red Room blog entry. Anyway, welcome.

Huntington Sharp, Red Room

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I just saw them play a few weeks ago in Central Park. It was awesome....

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Alex Fraser/Macresarf1/Glenn Anders Responds to Your First Blog

 Hiya, Maya:  Anyone who loves cats is good in my book.  I lost my longtime companion, Tabasca Cat, just after I moved to downtown San Francisco (Lower Nob Hill or Upper Tenderloin, depending upon your snob quotient).  I live and work alone here now, except for two mice, at what I like to call The Miles and Irma Archer Memorial Center.

   Keep at it.



Macresarf1 -- Glenn Anders -- Alex Fraser