29 July 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Randomness –catching up

Planted the last of the  basil. The basil did surprisingly well this summer. The rest of the herbs not so much. But that’s okay — I love pesto far more than anyone should, so if only one herb was gonna survive, the right one did. Also on the domestic front, made granola from Mark Bittman’s […]

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19 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Sunday miscellany

Saturday’s book signing was swell. Barnes & Noble had me front and center. Several of my friends and family stopped by and I also sold a handful of books to other folks in the store. I spoke with aspiring writers, one of whom was astonished to hear about the vast writing community in Austin (seriously, […]

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27 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The writing life coffee, friends, writing, rain

WC on Sunday morning: 1,257 WC on Monday night: 1,130  Total so far: 48,640  Music: Christmas Adagios, a collection of beautiful classical pieces, some choral some instrumental. There are two Ave Marias, one by Pavarotti and the other by Leontyne Price. Also Vivaldi’s Winter Largo, which breaks my heart every time I listen to it. […]

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