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The Best of Both Worlds of Bookstores

You’ve heard me expound on the virtues of independent bookstores (indie-bookstores) and how important they are in the world of book selling. They are gatekeepers to literacy, pushing good books out in front of our noses, and encouraging all ages to read. 836 more words

About Writing

Laundry Love

(Photo above from the linked NPR article.)

When I was in college (and doing my laundry in laundromats) I used to fantasize about a laundromat that had a coffee shop on the other side of a big open space. 158 more words



The decades have been kind to her.

Four years older than me, she looks four years younger.

But once we were kids.

Enjoying long summer days, playing leapfrog in Grandma’s little gardens till the sun made us sleepy. 101 more words

Family Memories

Barnyard in a bookstore

Thinking I needed to step up on my ’50 by 60′ bucket list, the first thing I did today was trip over a chicken.

A live one. 292 more words

Farm Animals

In Which the Author Confesses her Crime

Dear Readers,

I have a confession to make: I am guilty of a small crime. I only hope you find it charming and that you don’t abandon your well-meaning but overly-zealous book-hunting correspondent. 486 more words


The Six-Pack - July 25, 2014

Number 1: This tweet from @simonhjohnson

Craft Beer manifesto pt8: it's not "gone off", it's "challenging preconceptions of sour beer" #craftbeer
Simon H Johnson (@simonhjohnson) …

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