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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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Typepad HTML Email Were about halfway between Taos and Las Vegas (NM), Linda. And yes, its beautiful here. Maybe more snow today! Hope you have a wonderful holiday
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2017 on New Mexico Working Holiday at Lifescapes
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Yes, counted, from a chart. I like to crochet, knit too—but it’s just too warm for wool here in Texas. Now, if I lived in Brooklyn, it would be a different story!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2017 on Works-in-Progress at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Debbie, do you have some favorite cross stitch blogs that you follow? Im always looking for new ideas.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2017 on Works-in-Progress at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email The variable font is important to me, too, Leslie. And Im also learning to read on my cell phoneespecially when Im waiting in line. Makes the wait much more enjoyable. I also appreciate my backlit iPad. I can turn off the light and read in bed without disturbing Bill
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on Autumn Pleasures, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Chris means larger works, Teresanovel-length. I can understand that.One of the things I love about Kindle: the note function. I continually highlight and annotate the ebooks I read, and go online to review the highlights. If I want them on my computer, I can copy/paste into a Word doc. Not sure the Nook has this same function.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on Autumn Pleasures, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email I never download to my computer, Nancy. But I do read on my iPad and on my cell. Its wonderful to always have a book in my pocket (on the cell)and not just one, but as many as I want. And packing for a trip is so easy! No more book bags!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on Autumn Pleasures, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email True, Lindaa book in the hand can be a lovely thing. But there are lots of print books that arent lovely. The binding is too tight, the print is too small, the book is too thick or too heavy, or Ive dropped it in the bathtub and the pages are all crinkled. J
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on Autumn Pleasures, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Oh, how well I understand that, Sandy. Im pushing the limit here. If I acquire a new print book, I have to donate onejust no room!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2017 on Autumn Pleasures, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Chris, thanks for raising that point. I think the shorter, easier-to-publish work encourages experimentation and innovation. I know I’m doing some things with the novella form that I wouldn’t try in a longer novel. And because these are less expensive, readers may be more willing to experiment, too.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2017 on Indian Summer, and a New Project at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Wow, Gail 40! Sounds like your last two ladies have a wonderful menu. The most Ive ever had at one time was 30, in a flock destined for the freezer. Getting them to their final resting place was a long haul. I baby these last gaggle of Girls, though. Theyre going to live out their natural lives without my intervention.
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2017 on A Table With a Backstory at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email Thanks for the concern and the reminder, MelinaIm alive and well, not partying (maybe I should be?) but very busy writing! Ill be back soon, with some new books to report on.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2017 on Mesquite: A Texas Tree at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email The problem comes when, Reina, when theres a concentration of livestock pastured in the area around a tree. They eat the beans and deposit the seeds in their poop. Happened on the cattle drive trails, toowhich is why youll see lots of mesquite up around Lubbock and Amarillo, where the cattle drives ended at the railroad. When theres just deer and coyotes and et cetera, the tree isnt quite so prolific. J
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2017 on Mesquite: A Texas Tree at Lifescapes
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Typepad HTML Email As a potter (well, former potter), Ive been intrigued by that black-on-black pottery and was interested to learn how it was developed. Happy 4th weekend to you, too, Linda!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Sunflowers: In Bloom This Week at Lifescapes
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Thanks, Linda Gail. Wonder what Mr. Moss would have said about it. Remember his American History classes?
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on In bloom this week: Chaste tree at Lifescapes
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Wow--what a compliment! Thanks. I'm a huge Cadfael fan, too. And I loved Derek Jacobi in the ITV series.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on In bloom this week: Chaste tree at Lifescapes
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Thank you! I love the mountains, but Texas is home.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on In bloom this week: Chaste tree at Lifescapes
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I'm enjoying my visit back to Darling, Linda. The ladies there tell me that the only time anything unusual happens is when I'm there--hope I don't wear out my welcome!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on Get-Away Time: Coyote Ridge at Lifescapes
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It's hard not to be disheartened, but we just have to do the best we can to defend what we believe in, whether it's protesting or donating or volunteering. Appreciate your support of the Dahlias!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2017 on In bloom this week: pecan trees at Lifescapes
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Thanks for your comment, Ann--love keeping busy.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2017 on In bloom this week: pecan trees at Lifescapes
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Linda, I love that North Country landscape, too. Maybe I'll do a novella in that series--just to get away from our dark, dark world!
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No answers, I'm afraid. Just more questions: such as, what will it take to get through 4 years of this? Even if Trump were impeached, Pence is an ideologue. God help us.
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Ann, yes, the bluebonnets will likely be gone in May--but if you can, put Wildseed Farms on your schedule for the LifeLines weekend. Their fields will be red and yellow by that time, and gorgeous!
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That's the hell of it, isn't it, CatBookMom? That so many Americans accepted his claims so uncritically--they just lunged at his bait, swallowed it, and now we're all hooked. Thanks for the Atwood link!
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Thank you, Donna. The book wasn't easy to write; the subject was difficult and hard to balance. The recognition is a joy.
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Thanks, Teresa--it's a tough competition, so I'm very pleased.
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