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Lanesville Morning

I woke up without an alarm (mine or anyone else’s) in an empty house, to a morning that was my own. It wasn’t too early, but I was awake before the neighborhood children, and the quiet was palpable. Then I … Continue reading

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crocuses, single combat, and a snow girl

Yesterday was Greek Easter Sunday and truly felt like the first day of a new year. After weeks of rain and cold, the sun shone brightly. It was the first day we spent outside gardening, the first day the ground … Continue reading

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Alpha Turns One

I know that some (more seasoned) writers find it distasteful when authors talk about their books as their children. I am afraid I risk falling afoul of those people in this post! Frankly, it is hard for me not to think … Continue reading

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Dear Twitter Readers

Dear Twitter Readers, I never planned to tweet one haiku a day for seventeen months, or whatever it ended up being. In December of 2012 I tweeted one haiku for each day in advent. I collected them and printed them … Continue reading

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A Flower Walk in Back Bay

This morning I met a friend for a walk in Back Bay. I know friend is a wonderfully uninformative word, especially in this time of Facebook when we have vast numbers of friends we interact with regularly, while real-life meetings with … Continue reading

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Boston Literata

Yesterday was the day of my first-ever author interview. It was a taped interview for a cable show called The Literati Scene, hosted by Smoki Bacon and Dick Concannon, two prominent Bostonians in their early eighties. The set for the … Continue reading

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Protected: Me and Patti Smith

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The Publicist

The book is written and published and launched.  How the writer longs to crawl back under a rock or to her library to write and write and write again. How she misses that quiet table, that solitude. But it is … Continue reading

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Publication Date 11.12.13

I have work to do today, but am drawn to writing here before I begin. The human frame falls apart with overwork and exhaustion. After a big production or a big project we get sick. The body demands the rest … Continue reading

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A Certain Shade of Blue

Today I walked on the beach with my book designer. We had been to the printers to look at the last proof of the book before they run the press proof next week. Weeks and months of work and worry … Continue reading

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