Monthly Archives: October 2009

Changing times

It’s the peak of the fall leaf-changing season, and the mountains around us are a riot of color. This morning they seemed especially brilliant thanks to a combination of dark, rain-laden clouds broken by patches of bright, warm light (it’s … Continue reading

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Woolly Bully

The woolly bear caterpillar! These fuzzy little guys are all over the place. I haven’t seen one in ages – not since we last lived in Roanoke, I think. It always cheers me to see one undulating its way across … Continue reading

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Nervous Nellie

Three months ago today (7/20) I handed in my Master’s thesis and all its accompanying paperwork to the Grad College. The final deadline for handing in theses and dissertations in time for December graduation is one month from today (11/20). … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2009

As may be apparent from the additions to my left-sidebar, I’ve decided to take part in NaNoWriMo this year. It’s the first time I’ve done NaNo since 2005 and the 3rd overall, though I didn’t reach the magic 50,000 in … Continue reading

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“When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral…”*

How not to start off a book review? An example, from here:

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