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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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Spinach chips are easier, seems to me. Smaller size, maybe. A little more tender? And so quick to make! Ive been watching your weather up there, and holding my breath that it doesnt slip south!
Toggle Commented 18 hours ago on BITTERSWEET Giveaway this week at Lifescapes
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Wow! Amazing photos, and a gripping story (furnace smoking). Sometimes I'm really glad to live in TX. (Other times not so much.)
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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Kunstler's book is good, Curvywitch. I have it on my resource list for AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR. The whole list is here: http://www.susanalbert.com/resources.shtml Some really, really GOOD (if scary) books.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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Oh, it's so, so sad, Linda. Our lake has been dry for over 3 years, and the creek too. We have 8 large cypress trees--I'm afraid we'll lost as least 2 of them this year. And the worst is yet to come, climate scientists say.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on Agarita Announces Spring at Lifescapes
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These are creamy white when they first bloom, Zach--they fade to yellowish as they mature and then to brown. Here's another: http://www.saws.org/conservation/outdoor/plants/PlantDrill.cfm?Plant_id=58&Plant_G_ID=2
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2015 on Prairie Sumac: In Bloom This Week at Lifescapes
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Jane, heres another review you might be interested in reading, in the Boston Globe: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2014/12/25/book-review-pioneer-girl-the-annotated-autobiography-edited-pamela-smith-hill/deAhBXVqRHd4fpD5nvNrnL/story.html
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on Pioneer Girl: An Artlessly Gritty Tale at Lifescapes
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Reina, I hope youll read it. It will give you an entirely new view of the Little House books--youll be able to see how far the fiction is removed from Lauras real life. Best wishes to you for a bright new year!--Susan
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2014 on Pioneer Girl: An Artlessly Gritty Tale at Lifescapes
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I'm like you, Fredericka. Gray, wintry days are my favorite. I think they encourage us to bring our own brightness to them.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Winter in the Texas Hill Country at Lifescapes
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Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Linda--and yes, Ill post a photo of the shawl. Its an interesting project and Im already thinking of variations.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Winter in the Texas Hill Country at Lifescapes
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Connie, do you know where I can get a copy of that recording? I know of it, but have never been able to listen to it. I'll pass your comment along to Carol.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Virginia. As a writer, I'm inspired by good books. This particular book has a LOT going for it.
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I'll look for that, Susan--thanks!
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I got it and have been using it on battery, Debbie. And we have wi-fi in both places (since I work in both) so I can work online. You can unload a doc and work offline but you have to be online to sync it. I'm mostly using Evernote, for reading note, short drafts. I'm leery of losing track of MS versions (have done that and regretted it).
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on A WILDER ROSE Goes Audio! at Lifescapes
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The conference was great, Susan--so sorry you had to miss it. Best of all: the shared awareness among so many women writers of the importance of the work they're doing: ensuring that women's stories aren't forgotten.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Works In Progress at Lifescapes
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A gorgeous film--I had a different response, though: I wished that some species (like the kakapo and the moa) had been able to fly--or that they hadn't been such a good source of protein for their predators. Also amazing how some birds and plants have co-evolved to suit each other's needs.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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I'm lucky--Bill covets his time alone as much as I do. When I'm here, he's in TX, enjoying his solitude. Dunno--maybe that's the secret to a long and happy marriage?
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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We have lots of different possibilities for publication now, Susan, and figuring out what they are and doing some kind of cost-benefit calculation is important for every writer. We don't have to know everything, but we have to know some things, and the more we share, the better off we are. Good luck with your Mary Amaryllis project: it's a big one!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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I'm an audiobook lover too, JudyB. Right now, listening to another of Steven Havill's New Mexico mysteries. I really enjoy his work.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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The solitude feels like an indulgence, actually, Susan. But I have to remind myself that I raised 3 kids, so maybe I earned it.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Nancy--snow on the mountain this morning. Lovely!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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Definitely, Kathy. Tome is a lovely bookstore--someone told me that it has a new owner, but I haven't checked it out yet.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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And one more bit, for those interested--Hick's marker is here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5515168
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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Loved seeing Goodwin and Cook--and I certainly agree about Will. And that the word "intimate" could have been left out of the title, since most of it is about their political lives. Re: Hick at Rhinebeck. Wish I could have been there with you.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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I like Goodwin's book too, Pat--and there are many other wonderful bios & histories. I have to confess to being intimidated by the wealth of material, but I think I've found a way into the story that will allow me to peel back the superficial stuff and look deeply into the relationship.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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No, Angela--she was vehemently anti-communist and frequently wrote and spoke against it.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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