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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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I join you in your hope, Reina--just wish I were more optimistic. I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Spring @MeadowKnoll at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Annie. I'm rereading them now and liking them--more than I did when I was writing them. They're "ensemble" books, which is part of their interest, I think.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Spring @MeadowKnoll at Lifescapes
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Thanks--those pages are woefully out of date. We'll just take them down.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Spring @MeadowKnoll at Lifescapes
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Mmm... Lots of wild things went on at Berkeley in the years I was there, but the only Saturday Night Massacre I can remember is this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre You're thinking of something else?
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2017 on Bald Cypress on Pecan Creek at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Becky. Looks like that's correct. I'll post it.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2017 on Twitter Chat Tomorrow! at Lifescapes
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Can't you enter from that page, Pat? It's right below the book description. Under WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2017 on Goodreads Giveaway! at Lifescapes
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J. Kocher, here is the NetGalley link: https://www.netgalley.com/widget/open?widget_id=104464_64500_1483640363586e8e2b549a5_9780989203593_US
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Looking Ahead: 2017 at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Filkferengi!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Looking Ahead: 2017 at Lifescapes
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Yes, it's very hard to find the right place/way to effectively express our anger and resistance, Deb. I'm having the same struggle. Words aren't enough.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Looking Ahead: 2017 at Lifescapes
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She would have been horrified by the invasion--but not surprised. She understood that Iraq's oil is a target for colonial powers. And of course dismayed at the looting of the museum she created and loved.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Looking Ahead: 2017 at Lifescapes
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Sorry--thought I replied to this! The file went to NetGalley before Xmas. I'm told the problem is on their end--supposed to be working on it.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Looking Ahead: 2017 at Lifescapes
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Thanks, TLynn. Yes, sad. Hard to find a positive way to look at the news these days.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Snow in the Mountains at Lifescapes
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Unpresidented!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Snow in the Mountains at Lifescapes
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Reina, I absolutely agree, re: "legacy of a democratic republic." Mencken was a satirist, and (like his friend Twain) had little regard for the intellectual abilities of the populace. Were we even an EDUCATED democratic republic, we wouldn't be in this fix.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Snow in the Mountains at Lifescapes
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Thanks for the link, Sue. I like their mission statement: "Our mission is to help those feeling overwhelmed, daunted, and disheartened to engage in meaningful civic activism. We know that activism can be hard, but it gets easier with practice, and we're here to help you get started." What we need!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Time Out at Lifescapes
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The list is so long--Ill never get it finished! And Gertrudes life is so amazing and her time so rich and complex: theres more than one book in it.Bill and I are talking about a collaboration on a multi-book project. I feel blessed to have the luxury of this exploration.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2016 on Quiet Time at Lifescapes
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The deeper I dig into her life and achievements, the more she fascinates me, Gail. Amazing woman.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2016 on Quiet Time at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Youre right, Lorlee. Excellent book. This week, Im working through the letters and journal entries she wrote during her expedition to Hail and Baghdad (Nov. 1913-April 1914). Such adventures!
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2016 on Quiet Time at Lifescapes
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Michele, thank you so much for the link to Barbara Kingsolver's post! I've shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Our voting machines have no audit trail, either. That doesn't matter now, in this deep red county (80-20, Trump). But it will matter as the gap narrows--as it will, as our Hispanic Texans take their place in this democracy. We need a voting process that counts and verifies, efficiently.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2016 on Here Is a Thing You Can Do at Lifescapes
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I wish I could be there, LaNell--I'm remembering the energies of marching in Berkeley against the war in the early 70s. Raise your voice for the rest of us, while we do what we can from where we are.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Yes--and we are on the side of history, Linda. The next four years may pull the country backward, but the power of inclusion can't be stopped. Dark now, but there's light ahead.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Ann, thank you for sharing your Resistance work (don't want to sound melodramatic, but that's what it is). Your Refugee Task Force is so, so important. Each person you help to resettle will become another American citizen who can carry us forward. We're all grateful.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Jan, thank you. As inclusive Americans who belong to a global community, we hope that the nationalistic infection that seems to be sweeping the planet doesn't reach your island continent.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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You're not alone, Mary Beth. There are at least 2 million more of "us" than there are of "them." http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/clinton-lead-popular-vote-2016-231790 At the very least, this could lead to reform of the EC--which in this case, did not work as the Founding Fathers (in their patriarchal wisdom) intended.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Chery. ♥♥
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on Because None of This is Normal at Lifescapes
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