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Archive for February, 2012

Playing the Waiting Game…

So I mailed off the Hajj novel this afternoon and I did so without rereading it for the umpteenth time. Not sure if that was a mistake or a stroke of genius. Only time will tell. Now comes the hard part…waiting. And the only thing that helps with the waiting is working. It’s really pathetic […]

The advantage of being underestimated…

Been sick, sick, sick, and that makes me think, think, think. Way back when Bush was president, I used to wonder how such a silly person (who calls one of their friends Turd Blossom???) could end up running the most powerful country in the world, and I really think a lot of his success came […]

War Horse…

I’ve spent the last few days deciding exactly what I got from the experience of going to see the play War Horse. And I’ve come to the conclusion that I got many many things! It was a bit of a stone henge moment–where I got more from the experience of going there than actually seeing the […]

Too clever for their own good…

I was going to write about my experience at the War Horse play, but somehow this other topic keeps begging to be dealt with first, so I’m going to go with it. I’ve been thinking about it since I saw it on Dr. Phil late last week, can’t remember if it was Thursday or Friday. […]

Watching Marie Antoinette 0nly because you know so little about French history is like watching Heath Ledger’s A Knight’s Tale to learn about medieval history. ***SPOILER ALERT*** The only difference is that A Knight’s Tale has a plot and is SO much better–even if it too is rather silly. So why am I dwelling on a […]

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The beauty of western governments is that they’ve known this for a long time. Countries like America and Canada reacted to this idea because they had to live under monarchies and they saw first hand the corruption of such systems.  As a result, what they tried to do […]

The by-product of Success…

is that you start getting emails from people asking for help in getting published. Every week now I’m starting to receive requests from people who’ve written a lovely book their best friend read and enjoyed and they want me to tell them which publishers to send it to and how to get it published. A […]

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