Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in review

One of the many reasons why I love WordPress; their annual roundup. My annual visits would make up many blog’s Monday, but I am thankful for all of you. Thanks for reading and for commenting. Happy New Year! The WordPress.com … Continue reading

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a year in animals

I have felt the winter solstice profoundly this year, a marker of both darkness and achievement, the doorway to light and the future. Weirdly, I am feeling optimistic at the end of December, looking forward to the new year. The … Continue reading

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Poetry in December

I used to print a letterpress card and send it every year, usually with a poem I admired or that expressed something I was experiencing or thinking about. Truthfully, this was just an excuse to read poetry as the days … Continue reading

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The Apothecary – book review

If you are looking for a book to give a young reader  this holiday season that combines a ripping story, great characters and emotional heft, I recommend The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. A middle grade novel, it can be read by … Continue reading

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admiring all the nanowrimo participants

I want to give a shout out to all of the writers who participated in NaNoWriMo and spent their November generating something like 1500 words a day (sometimes more, sometimes less), eating sugary inspiration and losing sleep over their stories … Continue reading

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