Lost My Mind Over Lost

  Countdown to Lost Season Six Premiere! The sixth season of Lost premieres tonight February 2, on abc, at 9 p.m. – with a recap from last season at 8p.m.  It has been a long 8 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, and some hours, minutes, and seconds, since the season five finale of Lost.  The season five finale entitled The Incident, took my breath away, and left me and thousands of other Lost fans aching for more. ...more

New year’s evolution

We resolve to be different. Fitter. Pay off debt. Volunteer. Clean out that god-forsaken garage. Stepping into a fresh calendar year seems like a chance to try on a colorful persona, yet new year’s resolutions are so often based on territory (and self-images) we already know....more

Why Do We Tell Stories?

I was word hungry. I needed something to scratch a brain cell. It took a few hours but the term narrative discourse finally arrived for exploration. That began my journey. The narrative is how you tell the story; linear, non-linear, verbal, pictorial. It also includes the grammatical construction. My understanding of discourse is the methods used to tell the construct the tale. The story is the final product. ...more

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In Praise of the Unknown Nobelist

by Laura Baudo Sillerman...more

Have Books, Will Travel - Reading Road Trip Across America

One of the greatest things about reading is that it can take you virtually anywhere without ever having to leave your house (or library or park bench or wherever you happen to find yourself.) An equally great thing is to be inspired to go and see the places described in books - to use them as inspiration for seeking out these places beyond their pages.   ...more

Shut up. ;) I'm half an hour away when there's no traffic, (the DC-area dream. ;)) and we are ...more

Just Getting the Hang of This...


I promise I don't usually moan about my life this much! Hopefully all will go to plan and the ...more

On Torture

I've been following, at a distance, the "debates" on torture.  Since I'm in a race against time to finish (in draft ) The Doves by May 31 (I finished Chapter 19 yesterday), I've pretty much punched out of current events.  My husband, the writer Philip Gold, sends me articles he thinks I should read, such as this one on Russian death squads ...more

"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

As I was tidying the yard with my husband this afternoon, I was thinking about the wonderful Virginia Wolff quote - "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman" - perhaps because half of the six Pulitzer Prizes for drama and letters, which were announced on Monday, went to women. ...more

Books in our Lives


What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?: A Green Activity Book About Reuse: Anna Alter

What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? An Activity Book About Reuse  By Anna Alter ...more