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For those of you who don’t know, Robert Falcon Scott was the British antarctic explorer who botched his bid to be the first to reach the South Pole. Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer, beat him to it by 33 days. Every once in a while, when I’m flicking channels, I come across some documentary that […]

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Stonehenge and immigrant culture…

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’ve been thinking further about my reaction to Stonehenge and there’s one thing that I neglected to mention and that is the influence my son in laws and other immigrants have had on me. I think having grown up in such a white bread neighborhood and really […]

What you put out, comes back to you…

This was the theme of one of Oprah’s latest life classes, and I could really see the wisdom of the statement. I have seen people who are so afraid of being hoodwinked, try to out maneuver other people, and in the process they draw to them the very people they’re afraid of. I’ve talked to […]

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James Cameron and District 9

I had a very interesting evening. Took a moment away from organizing this British trip (my Mom’s decided to come along as well as my sister!) and watched Oprah’s show on visionaries. Here it’s on every Sunday night at 8 pm on OWN. Tonight was James Cameron, the guy who did Terminator, Titanic and Avatar. […]

Woo hoo! Started a new Novel!

Have a vague idea of where it’s going but for now, I’m just enjoying listening to this girl spout off about herself. I should be working on a picture book, and I feel kind of guilty not doing so, but hey, this story was calling. It might have something to do with the fact that […]

or…The ins and outs of marketing as I understand it. I think a lot of authors, when they’re just starting out, dream of making it big, being discovered through a sort of grass roots movement kind of thing. I know I did. There are people who make it fairly big that way, but the odds […]

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“Eastern Promises” and guest blogging…

Eastern Promises is a movie directed by David Cronenberg that focuses on the Russian mob. It’s about a girl who walks into a pharmacy with track marks all up her arms, then collapses in a pool of blood on the floor. The girl ends up dying in childbirth, but a neonatal hospital nurse Anna (her […]

When the animated movie Despicable Me came out, I watched it on a teeny tiny video screen on the back of an airplane seat and still absolutely loved it. The premise is about an evil genius who becomes good and voiced by Steve Carell, it’s really worth watching! The funny thing was that when the […]

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A relaxing weekend with zombies…

For the first time in about 22 years, hubby and I went away alone for the weekend! The girls of course are married and gone, but my seventeen year old son’s always been around till this weekend, but he was away, camping, so hubby and I packed up our stuff and headed east towards the […]

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Popularity vs Intellect…

I’ve been reading a lot of adult writing lately. I don’t mean ‘adult’ in terms of risque, but rather adult in terms of that which is written for adults as opposed to children. Honestly the line is getting blurrier and blurrier between the two. There are certainly advantages to adult writing and I’m wondering at […]

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