Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Research leads to inspiration

Three years ago I saw Bill Moyers on PBS interview a writer named Jeremy Scahill. He was a writer for "The Nation" -- which gives us a clue as to his interest in social science, politics, conspiracy theories, etc. Scahill talked about his book "Blackwater." I had to have it. It scared hell out of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last Shift at the Library...

I'm going to miss the little used books & coffee shop. Sunday was my last day "for the duration." The duration in this case means until the remodeling project is finished. The reference section, the small computer lab, parts of the young people's area are set for a make over. They're doing an HGTV... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm at 34,000 words and counting.

Taking a little break from ghostly excerpts for the moment, a little excursion into the present. Some of you like to read about my friend June, going on 93 and still kicking. And our elfin friend Jean. June is smallish, about 5'4" - shrunken a bit from her prime of life height. She's thin, almost... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On listening to a word lover's declaration...

What a poet loves Some say they love words round soft vowel sounds oblong transitory expositions quick verbs chopped stopped metered and marched; and measured sedate persuasive adjectives precise nouns that need no modification often these are hints dropped for later under stand ing. Some refer... Sign in to see full entry.

Just posted my word count: 24,510. 500 words short of halfway

Wiley mentioned the thing I posted 2 days ago was a bit confusing, and as I read over it, I see his point. It's Isabel's chapter, where her side of their final confrontation is told. I'll smooth that out a bit in the final revision, but for now, I've got some catching up to do. Funny, I just about... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Breakfast at BK...

It's free coffee Friday at BK. And so I got myself up, wiped the dew off the back windshield and took myself up there. My mouth was set for hash-browns and scrambled eggs, with maybe a slice of bacon. But that's not on the menu. So I ordered scrambled eggs, no sausage, no pancakes, and the free... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oops! Someone I left off the list of the Hero Class.

Teachers! (also doctors, nurses, mothers, caregivers) Sign in to see full entry.

Class System:

Don't know if it works the same in Canada as it does in the U.S. but we deny there IS a class system. Everybody's middle class (except for the ultra rich and the homeless). But in fact there's a whole lot of classes: the invisible class (old people) the dammit class (old and/or slow drivers) the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's that mother thing.

This one old guy comes in the Library from time to time, dresses dapper but out of date, often with a sweater vest over a plaid shirt, pants to a good wool suit in a nondescript shade of brown. But the reason I noticed him is that his hair is always a mess. It sticks out in clumps, like he put a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My dream lover called... I was so happy

It had been one of those busy, convoluted Adnohr type days, hot & cold running rug rats and house apes, sudden hugs, mischief and "what's this thing, Grandma" questions. I had several doors off their hinges, sanded down and ready for refinishing, and they thought it would be great fun to use them as... Sign in to see full entry.

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