Monthly Archives: August 2010

Excerpt From Making Lamb Navarin

The idea of making lamb navarin came to me from a meal I had during a trip to Paris last summer with my friend, Sylvie. Like me, she is still wishing for Mr. Right and like me plenty of Mr. … Continue reading

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Brenda, Don’t You Like My Body

It was a real mystery to Brenda why so many of the men she dated told her about the neat cars they used to drive. Jaguars.  Mercedes.  Audis. Yet with her they drove old beat up cars and some didn’t … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

“Look a tear,” I say. “She had a tear when I visited her earlier this week,” Sophie tells me. Sophie is my sister’s youngest daughter. We are in my sister’s room, around her death-bed.  The doctor who is on call … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Treatments

It is a well-kept secret in medical circles that the required treatment for cancer, particularly chemotherapy and radiation, can sometimes hasten the death of cancer patients. This I read in an article posted on the internet by Dr. Caldwell. http://www.whale.to/cancer/cantwell.htmlContinue reading

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Brenda And The Wine Connoisseur

“Hi, Brenda. I was wondering if you’d like to have dinner with me tonight.” It was Stuart calling back after their first date Brenda was buried in work. It would be great not to have to think about cooking. “Sure,” … Continue reading

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Excerpt From Comfort Me With Memories

My telephone conversations with my sister inevitably would turn to food, especially anti-cancerous foods and foods to stimulate the immune system.  “Eat a brazil nut everyday. You’ll always have all the selenium you’ll ever need.”  She’d explain how selenium’s antioxidant … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Confidence

These days I’ve been having trouble with the crime novel I’m writing. Nothing to do with the story. After seven drafts I’m familiar enough with it.   Nor does it have to do with my decision to change from third to first … Continue reading

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