Notes From the Hinterland

The Comfort of Rituals - Nearly nine years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not a happy time, as I’m sure readers can imagine. But when it comes to having breast cancer, I was one of the lucky ones: my cancer was very slow growing, no lymph nodes were infected, and treatment included a lumpectomy and radiation but no … Continue reading The Comfort of Rituals
Birds, Tea, and Poetry - On Sunday afternoons, especially in the winter, Clif and I like inviting friends over for tea. When the weather is cold, there is something so cozy about sitting around the dining room table as we chat, drink tea, and nibble on something I’ve baked. Yesterday our friend Mary Jane came over. As I was getting … Continue reading Birds, Tea, and Poetry
The Wonderful, Interconnected World of Blogging - A couple of weeks ago, Clif and I went to see a movie called The Kid Who Would Be King, a modern retelling of the King Arthur tale. We had seen the trailer, and  being either young at heart or in a state of arrested development—take your pick—we could tell right away that we would … Continue reading The Wonderful, Interconnected World of Blogging
Another Way to Support Writers: Ask Your Library to Purchase Their Books - Recently, courtesy of my daughter Shannon, my book Library Lost traveled south to the public library in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Shannon asked the Chapel Hill Public Library to purchase Library Lost to add to its collection.  And voilà! They honored her request, and Library Lost is now in the library’s young adult section. (Two … Continue reading Another Way to Support Writers: Ask Your Library to Purchase Their Books
Deep Winter - In Maine, we are now in deep winter, a cold, snowy, brilliant time of year. Some people, especially those who are affected by the lack of light, get the blues in February or go stir crazy or a combination of the two. I am happy to report that winter doesn’t get me down. No, for … Continue reading Deep Winter
A Repost of “Buy Indie, Borrow the Big Bestsellers” by Cynthia Reyes - Cynthia Reyes, a writer, blogger, and journalist from Canada, is someone I’ve featured in my blog several times. Most recently, she and her daughter have written the delightful Myrtle’s Game, featuring the delightful purple turtle as she deals with those who would exclude her. Anyway, Buy Indie, Borrow the Big Bestsellers, her latest post on … Continue reading A Repost of “Buy Indie, Borrow the Big Bestsellers” by Cynthia Reyes
Once More to the Frozen Lake - Yesterday, on my way to pick up the Sunday paper, I decided to swing by the lake to see if the ice-fishing village had expanded.  It had.  And although the pictures don’t indicate this, it was actually quite lively on the ice, with people calling to each other and moving between shacks. I think this … Continue reading Once More to the Frozen Lake

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