Month: January 2014

Book Report: The Truth About Luck

Book Report: The Truth About Luck

After I signed up for Iceland Writers Retreat, it occurred to me that I should probably be familiar with the writing of the featured authors who will be leading the workshops. That probably should have occurred to me before I committed, but if stories needn’t be linear, why should life be? At first I wasn’t…

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We Are All One – Family Dinner

We Are All One – Family Dinner

A few years ago, I read a couple of books about the importance of family dinner. This is a tad ironic, because I can barely scramble eggs, which is one of many facts that handicapped me as a stay-at-home mom. Nevertheless, I read The Cleaner Plate Club and The Family Dinner and dutifully took notes.…

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You Me & Apollo Play in a Living Room

You Me & Apollo Play in a Living Room

It takes a lot to drag me out on a Tuesday night. But You Me & Apollo was up from Fort Collins for a Seattle Living Room Show. Plus, I’d already paid for the tickets. Reluctantly, we left the girls with the babysitter and headed to Capitol Hill, where we happened upon Canon, which provided a…

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Canon Fodder

Canon Fodder

I won’t pretend I’ve never poured Southern Comfort into a McDonald’s milkshake. But Jameson and Glenlivet feature more prominently in my stories of college-era drinking than sickening concoctions. In those days, we would buy a bottle of the best whisky we could afford, and more bottles of something cheaper that we referred to as “cannon…

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A Hearing Trumpet for The Whispering Muse Pt 2

A Hearing Trumpet for The Whispering Muse Pt 2

This is part two of the story of my recent foray into Surrealist fiction. Read Part One here. Suddenly I remembered – Leonora Carrington was Remedios Varo’s best friend! (Okay, I confess. I googled her.) A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I became a member of the National Museum of Women in…

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