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And Up the Hill to Dinner

I’m racing down the gravelly hill of our home, out through the gate and on past the blackberry bushes and the crumbling stone wall and the white church

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Sporadic Moments

I sit in this quiet chair in this quiet house alone. Not completely alone—the dog lies to my left, right ear splayed out on the shaggy carpet, his

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Terrible Limericks

We had to write limericks in English class many moons ago, but sometimes I still like to write the odd nonsensical poem ...  just to keep it real and not

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New Newspaper for Austin

As some of you already know, my husband and I are starting a new, monthly, free newspaper in Austin called the Regular

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Tax Returns Are a Pain in the Butt

Yes, tax returns are a pain in the butt. I know ... such professional wording, but it's the only kind that fits my current sentiments. In order to try

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Ornery Copy Editors – A Plea

Copy editors can be an awfully ornery lot. They love correct grammar and punctuation so much, they are willing to make writers feel bad in order to get them to

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Copy Editing Is Not Exactly a Breeze

Copy editing is not exactly a breeze; it takes more than simply knowing what “looks right.” I can say this with all truthfulness because I used to

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Review of The Last Storyteller

A sigh of satisfaction escaped my lips as I finally put this book down. With a plot as meandering as an Irish

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