Monthly Archives: July 2010

Food experiment and a minor rant

How do you make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker? Oh, there are all kinds of ice cream makers–from those plastic balls you fill with salt and ice and shake, to electric ones that sit in your freezer … Continue reading

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News from a less productive weekend than usual

I’ve had a busy weekend, with the Readercon 21 Debriefing committee meeting yesterday afternoon and and Full Moon ritual followed by some quality time with Dad today. Good publishing news: book sales are continuing to increase on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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The Zen of baking…

So, what has… two and half pounds of cream cheese six eggs fresh grated zest of lemon and orange blackberries picked in my own yard heavy cream a homemade brown sugar shortbread bottom crust …and is taking forever to finish … Continue reading

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The Walkin’ Dude

(disclaimer: the following post contains rhapsodizing. Click away if you’re feeling a high level of rhapso-intolerance. ) After Readercon ended, I needed to get back to my workout routines. But it was so hot and humid, I just couldn’t face … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

Publishing news: I’ve been working on spreadsheets, and accounting records, and contracts, and contract amendments, and book sales figures, and templates for printing reports and invoices and statements and packing slips…all that fun stuff that an intern would do if … Continue reading

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Are you squandering your cognitive surplus?

David McCandless was inspired to create a graphic image–just a pair of boxes in proportionate sizes–illustrating “cognitive surplus.” As discussed by writer Clay Shirky, this refers to “the idea of spare brainpower in the world’s collective mind just sitting there … Continue reading

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my world after Readercon :-)

It’s been a low-energy week so far. Mostly I’ve been doing lots and lots and lots of catch-up, stuff that piled up long before Readercon while I worked on the cover design for Blood Justice (which will be changing somewhat, … Continue reading

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The Phantom of Readercon returns home…

My hat went to Readercon this weekend and had a great time, basking in attention and compliments. (My hat has gotten very popular lately and it’s something of a mystery!) I think that I went to Readercon, too, but I … Continue reading

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Pepperell hasn’t been this hot…

…since the days when we rocked and rolled so much, Fort Devens made us “off limits” to base personnel! (That is a true story.) Wow. My kitchen window thermometer hit 102° today before it started slipping back down. I only … Continue reading

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Bliss!!!

At 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, my kitchen window thermometer read 99°. There is a dry well under my clothesline with a flat concrete cap. I went out in bare feet to hang up the laundry (which probably dried in 0.3 … Continue reading

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