Monthly Archives: March 2011

Extra credit – Day 247

People ask for crazy stuff all the time in a bookstore. Usually it’s nutty (and wrong) titles, or descriptions of books by color (always a blue or green cover). Today was different: the customer was coy, but I unearthed her … Continue reading

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The Freebie – Day 244

Today I dragged some of my wares to a book fair and set up a table as an author. I shared it with a man who was selling titles from his small press. Almost the minute we sat down, he … Continue reading

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Coulda, shoulda, woulda – Day 242

I don’t even know how to begin here, except to say that today I read a Facebook post by a friend that has had me extremely upset. I work with a man who’s been a friend of mine for more … Continue reading

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Fashion advice – Day 237

Such a dapper gent sat next to me on the bus. Have you ever noticed that when Richard Gere stars in a movie, that nearly his entire wardrobe, plus the set — cars, couches, cats — are all done in … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDITION: Girl Scout Cookies and the homeless

At last, at last, the Girl Scout cookies have arrived. You all remember when I ordered 39 boxes back on Day 178 in January from the famous Ruby. I may not have mentioned then that the troop had also offered … Continue reading

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The awful scarf – Day 232

Few are more Irish than Aunt Peg. Except for me, she is the last of the McHughs, the baby of six kids and now 88 years old. Her mother and dad were both from Ireland — in fact Grandpa McHugh … Continue reading

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Just give – Day 229

Today is one of those days. And, at least as my life goes on, it seems they are coming closer and closer together. Last night, a ferocious earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, hit Japan. I often say here that … Continue reading

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