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I have uploaded the novella "Alison Gross" into a new, forthcoming section of the website that will be devoted to my Bordertown novellas and short-story-scraps. Part of the fun working on this is discovering that the universe can see into... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In the Labyrinth
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When I discovered brilliant Brazilian graphic artist Beto Janz, all I could think of was how easily I could see his recent creation -- colorful skulls made from broken skateboard decks -- exsisting in the Bordertown anthologies. Edgy, beautiful, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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A post from my primary blog archives. I love this sort of work -- so clean and crisp and beautiful. One of my favorite types of embroidery is red thread on a white background. It's common enough in Romanian embroidery -- especially in the broad bands of gorgeous cross-stitch on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Handwork and The Craft
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On a recent trip to Colorado, I purchased at one of my favorite yarn shops, Gypsy Wools, three beautiful skeins of Malabrigo Rios yarn in Hojas colorway. The photo is a bit lighter than the actual color, but it is such a lovely blend of earth/sky/forest colors. I am in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Handwork and The Craft
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On a recent trip to Colorado, I purchased at one of my favorite yarn shops, Gypsy Wools, three beautiful skeins of Malabrigo Rios yarn in Hojas colorway. The photo is a bit lighter than the actual color, but it is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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That's was my husband's question to me when he made some homemade linguine and was trying to determine whether he had rolled out a sufficient amount. It was a lot -- trust me. And we ate it over two days.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Years ago, I posted in the wake of his suicide, quotes from a commencement speech he gave at Kenyon College in 2005. And they are as timely today as they were then. "Because here's something else that's true. In the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Hey Terri, I do so love reading David Foster Wallace. Many, many years ago I posted this chunk from a commencement speech he gave at Kenyon college. I read and re-read it often, for while it is not so much about the process of writing and art, it is about living mindfully in the world wherein we hope to write what is true. https://tinyurl.com/ybk2dhrl
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2017 on The art's heart's purpose at Myth & Moor
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The Bordertown stories, which now seem destined to move into a single novel, are throwing out so many narrative strands that I can barely get them threaded together before having to unwind them to allow for another configuration. I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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With the birth of a new grandson, there was much to be done as grandparents to meet and swoon over the wee boy, to store frozen meals for later in my daughter's refrigerator, and to play, rough-house, and amuse the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Many years ago, I wrote the short story "Vivian" for Martin Greenberg's Robin Hood Anthology. My take on the well-known tale was to imagine the complications of a man trying to be heroic, but unable to do it alone. This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Hi Eva!! I am going to email you a bunch more photos. We have just returned from Colorado where we had a blast helping out as grandparents. So good to see you here!
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"Thus, the Assumption, the distance and difference between heaven and earth are as bridged over and obliterated for the Mother. For she who who is now received by the Son into heaven is none other than she who received him... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Congratulations to my mountain-daughter who was hiking yesterday high up in the Flat Irons of the Colorado Front Range, her two year old on her back and at 39 weeks pregnant. She came home, went into labor and delivered a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Hi Emgee, thank you for the nice words on the Innamorati! And yes!! Let's have a good time on our blogs and share. It's fun.
Thank you both! I am enjoying writing about it too -- mostly because it makes me more aware of those things that stimulate my thinking and my imagination.
Thank you Frank and Mo, I'm glad you like it. Writing spare is a change for me and I am enjoying it. Re-reading Dashiell Hammett and letting that voice sink in.
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“How much do you want for it?” she asked. “What do you have to barter?” I said, knowing full well the answer. She was a halfling, pretty enough with one green and one yellow eye, a few years younger than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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I am the sort of writer who likes to know the end of a story first, and have a narrative road map along the writing way. But I can't do that with this Bordertown story/novel/novellas? I have no idea yet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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Near the end of the novel, The Pirates of the Levant by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Captain Alatriste finds himself the highest ranking survivor of one of three ships that are battling for their lives against the Turks, who out-gun, out-cannon, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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In 1964 my mother, Jeanette Snyder, then a graduate student in Tibetan Studies at the University of Washington, received a Fulbright Grant to study Tibetan theater in India, Nepal, and Sikkim, countries that had welcomed the flow of Tibetan exiles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
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How wonderful is this -- and frankly, a wee bit strange to see my name in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. This is the Russian translation of The Greenman Anthology, and I had to count the stories based on the US... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at In the Labyrinth
Thanks! I have a huge pinterest account, perfect for a magpie like me and I pull together images for all my work -- and all the other activities that make my heart sing. If I get stuck, I can almost always be sure of finding an image that unravels the story for me. I think Terri Windling, years ago with her strong emphasis in art as well as writing taught me to appreciate the found image. It also helped being the websmistress for the Endicott Studio for so many years, adding in illustrations to the articles. Now I find the two --the visual image and the word --essentail components of my writing.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on Bordertown Born and Bred at In the Labyrinth
Hi Delia, thank you for stopping by -- Carl is one of my favorite bloggers, so it means a lot to me that he mentioned me. And yes -- I too realized the problem with the too small Bloglovin icon and will be changing that today to make it more visible. Thanks again.
Me too! It's almost as if we need to re-assert ourselves and our value as an online reading experience. But I also realize I need to practice what I preach -- hence my decision to visit and comment on other bloggers' sites more regularly. There is so much wonderfulness out there and I want to support it. (P.S. adding your own Armchair Amusements to my "What's Cooking" blog list.