May 2009

Book Reviews.

A Betrayal in Winter, by Daniel Abraham.The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson, edited by Richard Dalby.So far on the Gene Wolfe Solar Cycle… — My only complaint with A Betrayal in Winter was the fact that most of the action (all but the epilogue) occurred in SUMMER. SUMMER. I think this is a valid …

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Hooray!

Hooray! It is raining and too wet to do anything with the front yard!Hooray! I’m eating the last of the cereal!Hooray! I’m going to Pueblo today with Lee and Ray and there will be pretty food and tasty pictures!Hooray! Yoga will be over soon!Hooray! I have an extra day to get caught up on edits …

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Recipe: Aji Verde

Behold! The wonderful power of something good to do with the leftover bunch of cilantro before it goes bad! This is a South American-type condiment. Aji Verde (Green Garlic Sauce) 1 c chopped washed cilantro, with stems1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed1/4 c sour cream2 T lime juice1/2 anaheim pepper1 T chimayo chili powder …

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Science Fair.

First, line up with the parents and the strollers outside the doors, wondering what’s going on. A mass of parents is milling because none of them know what to do about the sign in sheets. Sign in to show your support as well as your perspicacity. Then sign up for the Star Lab, because your …

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Mother’s Day.

6:45 a.m. Made cup of tea, grabbed two muffins and a slather of butter. Disappeared into office (!!!) to write. 7:30 a.m. Made second cup of tea. Snagged some Sun Chips that Lee had purchased yesterday to go with the raspberry-chipotle ribs, because I mentioned that I really like them a few weeks ago. Checked …

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More editing…

Working on: Integrating Richard’s comments (writer group). Not giving away suspense for free. Removing wordy “intros” to sections (Eric’s comments, writer group). Rewriting Dr. Heck. I just finished clarifying some motives, both Bill’s and Jack’s. Favorite line so far: “Julian came back with another pitcher. Dinah looked up at him. I looked up at him, …

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