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The Prince and the Showgirl

December 10, 2010

The end of my semester. How it flew by– but doesn’t it always? I taught at a new school this semester and enjoyed it immensely. There’s a full-time position opening up that i’m applying for… cross fingers for me. I can’t believe it’s my winter break (and Christmas!). Cannot wait to get to some serious […]


April 9, 2010

Been wanting to do something crafty lately. Paint. Collage. Make soap. Make something. I get restless when I haven’t created something in a while. Not that writing isn’t creating but a novel is such a long process that I need to feel that I’ve finished something, you know? A couple of weeks ago Ted and […]

All Contests Great and Small

December 17, 2009

So i’m on this contest kick lately. I’ve never been one to enter contests– not really. I think i’ve bought lotto tickets three times in my entire life. I rarely buy raffle tickets unless it’s for a good cause. The last thing I won was a Chippendale’s Puzzle playing gay bingo in the East Village […]


July 5, 2009

We’re almost unpacked in our new house. We have pictures on a few of the walls and the boxes are down to the double digits (maybe even under 20?). Photos of the new place to come, I promise. I’m halfway through summer teaching and have gotten back into working on my book. I have a […]

The Typewriter

June 23, 2009

According to The Writer’s Almanac (on NPR): It was on this day (June 23) in 1868 that the typewriter was patented, by Christopher Sholes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1873, he sold the patent to the Remington Arms Co., a famous gun maker, for $12,000. There had been typewriters before, but they weren’t very practical — […]


June 19, 2009

Dear Blog, I’m so sorry for neglecting you, but, you see, we are moving (Ted and I) to a new home– a real house with a yard and a dishwasher and a garage! So I promise I’ll spend more time with you as soon as we get everything settled there (this weekend). In the meantime, […]

Happy Birthday John Cheever

May 27, 2009

John Cheever would have been 97 today. This year saw the publication of Cheever: A Life,  a comprehensive (and well reviewed) biography by Blake Bailey. It’s next on my list of books to read– I’ll start it this weekend while we’re in Cincinnati visiting Ted’s mom. Cheever said, “A page of good prose remains invincible.” […]

Thank You

May 23, 2009

School’s out for about three weeks (well, ok, I have to go back for one day to give a final exam), so i’m getting some sleep, seeing friends, making meals (just made this incredible curry pasta dish–thanks Felicia!), and trying to be crafty. Made these Thank You cards– some of which will be/are going out […]

Being Dangerous

May 9, 2009

Heading into day two of Tom Spanbauer’s Dangerous Writing Workshop. Yesterday he asked us “what makes dangerous writing?” Write about what scares you, what surprises you. Go someplace secret, full of pain, and you talk about it. It’s what makes us human. To step up to the table with our humanness–that’s Dangerous Writing.

The Sun’ll Come Out, Tomorrow

April 28, 2009

It better, because I’m turning 40. And to commemorate the day I made these postcards.