Category Archives: Writing

In which I add another blog to the blogroll

I’m copying his early title style here – thus the Dickensian wording (at least I think it’s Dickensian – could be just 19th century style, but “Dickensian” sounds so much better). I think I discovered this blog, which has the … Continue reading

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Heather Armstrong

I used to feel slightly envious of Heather Armstrong although when I think about it that’s crazy, since she suffered from constant depression and was even hospitalized after her first child was born. But she did get better, wrote a … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

I’ve added what Word Press calls a widget over on the right; it’s called blogs I follow. For some reason Word Press thinks I need to follow myself, so that’s there, as well as Word Press itself. It won’t let … Continue reading

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I’m not 12 and it’s not my birthday, but thanks anyway!

Heather Armstrong, who started a blog years ago before most people had even heard of blogs, and who now makes enough from it to support her two children, administrative staff, and two dogs, writes and posts pictures every single day. … Continue reading

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Why are you writing a blog, anyway?

It’s what some friends ask me, mostly those who have no interest in reading it. Well, this is why. Hidden in this cartoon are lots of reasons, brilliantly conveyed by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor of the New Yorker. His … Continue reading

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Boring Bookmarks

I have 50 or more bookmarked sites, most of which are as neglected as my snow blower: blogs I don’t read anymore, political analysis I can’t stand to read anymore, media commentary on TV shows I no longer watch or … Continue reading

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Back again

People (well, about three) keep telling me they wish I still wrote here, and so for the last hour or so I’ve been doing everything but writing here: reading other blogs, rearranging my widgets (those lists of things over on … Continue reading

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Bird by Bird

I heard Anne Lamott on Studio 360 this morning, and although I have very mixed feelings about Anne Lamott, mostly tending toward extreme dislike, and although she does seem quite odd, with her (white, old lady) dreadlocks and wound-up affectless … Continue reading

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2010 in review (courtesy of WordPress)

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … Continue reading

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The odd addiction of writing

It’s reassuring to learn, as the Times told us yesterday, that John Updike got kicked out of his freshman creative writing class at Harvard because he didn’t write well enough. Luckily for us, that didn’t stop him. He always knew … Continue reading

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