A ring

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If any of you called the house, left a message, but haven’t heard from us, do not fear. We are alive. And we have lost our voicemail code. And by “we,” I don’t mean “me.” You should probably call again. Or send a nice letter.

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I don’t feel like a grown-up anymore, because I have an earache and I can’t think of anything interesting to say here. Try this. Alan Rickman could read the proverbial phone book, you know what I’m saying?

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Making plans

By | Conferences, Life, Teaching | 2 Comments

I feel so grown up. I just submitted a proposal for a panel at next year’s AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs, I know there’s a W missing) conference. This is something that adults do. It’s not like I have Peter Pan syndrome. I have impostor…

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By | Life, Lori story, Reading | 7 Comments

I have but three words for you. The. Wilder. Life. Bought Wendy McClure’s new book for the nook. Here it is, all pretty and electronic. There’s a bonnet, with strings flying in the wind. It is, you see, about Wendy’s love for Laura Ingalls Wilder. A love…

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Me & Oprah & lotsabooks

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I guess I’m allowed to talk about this by now: Tomorrow, on the Oprah Winfrey Show, several former cast members of Saturday Night Live will reunite. Somewhere in the audience, me. Oprah being very careful to own her own news, I signed something at the taping that…

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Life’s little mysteries

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I like mysteries. I think we’ve established that. But what you may not know is that I like mysteries in real life, too—or at least I seem to. I went out to dinner with Greg and our neighbor-friends last night and it was revealed that both the…

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