Monday, November 30, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Karen Larsen's name was drawn from those who left reviews and I'll be sending her the signed print as soon as she gives
me her address.
Many thanks to all of you who left reviews--some at multiple locations. And of course, more would be welcome--especially at Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble.
Meema and I are making Christmas ornaments. There is a tree and two hearts. They are felt, glued on cardboard. Meema did that part. Now it is my job to choose the ornaments and point to where I want them to go.
Then Meema puts a dot of glue down and I very carefully put down the ornament on the glue.
It is fun choosing just the right color button.
I think we will make some more on another day. There are lots more buttons.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
"And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be exceeding well." Julian of Norwich
Every since yesterday morning, when an NPR announcer's casual mention of President-elect Biden made me realize that this long nightmare is really almost over, I have been in a state of calm, semi-euphoric, well-being.
That nagging existential dread is quiet for the moment and, though I don't expect miracles from a Biden administration, hamstrung as it may be by Mitch McConnell and the damage already done, I do look forward to complete, rational sentences, dignity, compassion, reality-based decisions, and a diverse and qualified set of appointees with no media celebrities among them.
I'm feeling good, too, about the book. A lovely email from a book club member noted that Crows had sparked a lively (and positive) discussion in their diverse group, all of whom seem to have understood what I was trying to do.
Then, while running errands, I stopped in at Penland's, the store in Marshall that's carrying my book, and she had additional books for me to sign plus, she said, another box on order.
More reviews are showing up too, for which many thanks!
Remember, I'll be drawing a name for the signed print on Thursday night so the time to get your name in the hat buy leaving a review is NOW.
And to add to that beautiful feeling of good things happening, John is making bread!
Life is good.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Then I picked up another old paperback, evidently from a college course. Washington Square and The Europeans by Henry James, and found myself enjoying James's leisurely prose and sharp eye for social nuances.
Where shall I go next?