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A beach read night on the cross-country trail

Beach read – n. “a book you can take on holiday, which is good enough to keep you engaged but not so serious it will spoil your holiday.” (See list) Nirvana, right? Well, even in the depths of January, I discovered that beach read state can be achieved. On cross-countryRead More

Dear Monday: How do I love thee? Three ways (& counting)

ello, my name is Cari, and I love Mondays. (Soliloquy, from podium.) i, Cari! (Imagined group response, in unison.) Based on prevailing attitudes, my imaginary Monday lovers support group probably will stay there, well out of the realm of reality.* Monday malaise varies with employment status and/or satisfaction, age andRead More

Memo from revision-land

irgina Woolf famously wrote that to write fiction, a woman needed a room of one’s own. This summer, I’ve updated that line for the twenty-first century. To write fiction, a woman needs a user profile of her own. Back in June, when my day job went on summer hiatus, IRead More