Entries Categorized as 'ted'

Happy New Year! (can I get a woot woot for 2011?)

December 31, 2010

I was thinking that putting a picture from The Poseidon Adventure on my New Year’s blog entry might be too foreboding but what the hell! I love the movie– you know, massive tidal wave flips over a cruise ship and survivors, including Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Pamela Sue Martin, have to climb their way […]


June 11, 2010

Back from NYC. Wonderful wonderful. Two weddings (in one night…) but no funerals thankfully. We did get to meet up with some of our favorite people: Aaron Hamburger and Anthony (by the way, Aaron’s new cooking blog , Aaron’s Sweet Spot, is fantastic!), Lee Houk and Kip (Lee’s book comes out in August! Yee haw!), […]

Mr. Peabody’s Mermaid

May 8, 2010

For my birthday Ted got for me this great vintage Pocket Book, Peabody’s Mermaid, by Guy and Constance Jones–and it came today in the mail.  The book, this version of which was published in 1948 (it was also serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1945!), is a movie tie-in. I think I’ve mentioned it before but […]

Failing and Flying

February 25, 2010

In my attempt to write more often I went to the Brown Bag at San Diego Writers, Ink on Tuesday with Ted. Brown Bag is a 1 hour drop in writing session downtown at the organization where Ted and I teach. It’s from noon to one so we often get folks coming in on their […]

Room To Write

February 21, 2010

<–got this photo at an antique store just outside Johnson Vermont last month. On the back it says “Uncle Fred’s brother Alvin. Hazel’s father.” Today had one of the longest (and most productive) days of writing since I got back from Vermont. Also, kind of nice to go with the hubby and write. We went […]

How Do I Love Thee?

February 14, 2010

Poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning carried out one of the most famous romantic correspondences in literary history. They first introduced themselves by epistolary means, and fell in love even before they had met in person. In 1845,  they wrote 574 letters to each other over the course of twenty months. They secretly got married […]

Shelley, Also Known as Shirley

February 13, 2010

“To write well, to write passionately, to be less inhibited, to be warmer, to be more self-critical, to recognize the power of as well as the force of lust, to write, to love.” ———John Cheever (from The Journals of John Cheever) Been back from my residency in Vermont for two weeks now. Ooof, talk about […]

VSC: The Last Day

January 28, 2010

Wow. I can’t believe it’s over. My last day at Vermont Studio Center. So much to say but my head is utterly pounding and the thoughts in my brain a-jumble — anxiety about travel tomorrow, the strange ritual of packing up after 5 weeks away, the  goodbyes to dozens of wonderful people. What is there […]


January 1, 2010

In Boston until Sunday, when I go to Vermont. Lovely here– snow fell yesterday and we went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I misread the website for the museum– thinking that the Costumes of Edith Head was an exhibit, when in fact it is a film series. So we walked around the […]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

December 10, 2009

Ted’s been away over a week and i’m going stir crazy! Thankfully he is coming home tonight. It was only a week, I know, but when it’s just me and the kitties it gets a little weird. I wonder what he’s going to do when i’m in Vermont for a month doing my writer’s residency? […]