Stuff Not Done, Booze, and Wasted Days

August 21, 2014

So today after the time-sucking faculty meeting, I’d planned to… a) make a Costco run; b) drag another stack of Medicare & Medigap checks to the credit union; c) return something to Petco and get the dog vitamins I forgot while buying the useless piece of junk there; d) do all the college tasks I’d […]

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How to Get Dog Pee Stink off Your Tile Floors, and Other Puppy Ventures

August 20, 2014

Ugh! I spent THREE HOURS on hands and knees yesterday, trying to scrub Ruby’s puppy pee stink off the living room floor. Ruby, who is about as un-housetrained as a dog can get, has stealth-pissed repeatedly in the living room. A couple of times it seeped under the bookcases and the baseboards, and once it […]

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Rain! Actual RAIN!

August 19, 2014

Check out the photos at this news report — hope they stay online for a while, long enough for readers to get an eyeful. More entertainment appears here. About ten after six this morning the dogs and I rolled out of the sack, late because it was so dark outside. A menacing gray-black mass of […]

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And WHERE do the days go?

August 18, 2014

Where, indeed? 1. Clean up highly perfumed gifts from the dogs, delicately laid on the living-room floor. 2. Take dogs for walk; Pup throws up. Return to house forthwith. 3. Water plants; refill pool. 4. Sweep down pool walls. 5. Try to coax Pup to eat the food I put down. She refuses. Worry!!! 6. […]

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OMG! Small pleasures, large pleasures

August 16, 2014

The first time I read La cage aux folles, I thought I would fall off my miserable little chair in my miserable little library carrel, laughing. The first time I saw Edouard Molinaro’s Franco-Italic rendition, I thought it was the funniest thing I’d ever seen. The first time I saw Mike Nichols’s adaptation, heaven help […]

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New Website!

August 16, 2014

Check out my new website for scribblers and others in the publishing industry: Writers Plain & Simple. This will be the blogsite for my new publishing imprint, whose main web presence will come online soon. The first book should be out in a few weeks, and after that, two more are in the wings.

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