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November 23, 2008 § 2 Comments

Wow. So obviously I skipped NaBloPoMo this year, and have mostly neglected my blog since last November, anyway. Boo. I have thoughts! I have feelings! That deserve to be immortalized!

The snow here is shin-deep, and although I usually like the first month or two of snowstorms, this felt too early. In fact, I’ve felt that about everything this year. Summer completely passed me by, I didn’t manage much enthusiasm for Halloween, and suddenly its winter! Sigh. I haven’t made good on my New Year Resolution to live in the moment, needless to say.

So I’m starting early on Christmas cheer. Here, have some Sweet Potato Biscuits.

Two for the Good

January 30, 2008 § Leave a comment

In a classic example of life’s unfairness, author Patry Francis’ well-received first novel Liar’s Diary was published in February 2007, just a few months before she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer that has left her too weak to promote its new paperback edition.

But I can help, and you can, too. Buy Liar’s Diary here, and read Francis’ hopeful, thoughtful blog here.

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And locally, Sunday night, after a “typical teenage” fight with her mother, Karissa Boudreau, a 12-year-old sixth grader from the Bridgewater, NS area disappeared from a mall parking lot and hasn’t been seen since. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a black hoodie and vest, jeans, and pink Crocs. Police don’t suspect an abduction, but they say it’s quite unusual for a runaway this age to be missing for so long. Karissa’s family moved recently and her mother said she has no close friends in the area.

If you’re local, maybe look a little more closely at the girls walking alone beside the road.

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Boring Site News

November 27, 2007 § 1 Comment

Let the bells ring out and the banners fly: my comments are fixed! That means they should stay open when I leave them open (they’ve been shutting themselves down behind my back; lying about being open on my computer while they were shut to everyone else). And once again I’m first to know when someone leaves a comment; the email notification was another feature that spontaneously went on strike.

So, please! Leave a message, and I’ll get back to you.

And if the new banner is burning out your eyes, don’t worry. I’m on that, too. It looked much prettier on my screen than on yours, trust me.

Special thanks to Stephen Parrish for bringing the matter to my attention, repeatedly.

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