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Congressional Directory, 63rd Congress, 2nd Session

This arrived in yesterday’s mail, fresh from Ebay:

It’s the second in my collection of books Emmett would have owned. I wish it was the actual copy that Emmett owned, held in his hands, perused often. 149 more words

Interesting & Odd

Man With Two Faces - Decopunk and Self-Reflection

An unexpected perk of writing is meeting other writers and learning what’s behind the tales they tell. One of the perks of this blog is that sometimes I get to share those stories with other readers. 1,211 more words

Women And Writing

The Gift of Time

I hate reporting this, but I’ve made little actual progress on Emmett’s manuscript since January.

My life has been mostly on hold because I’ve had to take several trips to my hometown in Mississippi to get my Dad’s affairs in order. 489 more words


Favorite Characters

Asking a writer to name her favorite character is a little like asking a parent which of their children they love most. I, and I assume most writers, love all my characters – even the… 591 more words

Women And Writing

Thinking About Lucie Brock-Broido

Snow’s holding off in Massachusetts. Five hours ago came notice from Columbia that Lucie Brock-Broido had died. Work’s been called off expecting snow and I sit with the browser shining: ‘Our beloved Lucie Brock-Broido, esteemed member of the Writing faculty’—then the low rehearsal of awards, the thresher trying to play a lyre. 437 more words

The Writing Life

Moving On ... What I'm Reading Now

Enough about last year’s books. The book I’m reading now is The Townsman by John Sedges. Don’t recognize the name? What if I said… 604 more words

Women And Writing