Category Archives: PAGE

Writing for readers.

XMAS SR ’06: Leaving Home

Press Democrat blog. Meanwhile, the longer version is here, chock full of the details and texture that historical research always yields. The whole thing feels so old-timey-Christmas that I went ahead and did an audio recording as well. If you … Continue reading

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I’ll Have What They’re Having

“If you’re going to invent, you’re going to disrupt.” That’s Jeff Bezos talking. Once upon a time, he was Mr. Amazon. Now he’s Mr. Amazon Publishing. For good and ill, he’s inventing a seismic disruption of the book world. Journalists … Continue reading

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Joie de Livre: Shared Reading

It’s been a big week. I was honored to moderate a panel celebrating the joys of shared reading called Joie de Livre (great pun) for the Women’s National Book Association and Litquake. I love the speed-chess thinking that has to happen when … Continue reading

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D.A.R. 2.0

My mother was one. That means I’m one: a (big quotes here) “Daughter of the American Revolution.” I wouldn’t have known that if my dad hadn’t told me because my mother never spoke of it. Why? The thought “mortified” her, … Continue reading

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On Tolerance and Toleration

Thinking ’bout the South THE LANGUAGE OF RESPECT My address says CA, but all I see from my writing desk these days are my old familiars, the mountains of NC. Given a continent’s remove from those parts, I speak of … Continue reading

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A Star is Born

Thinking about the Performing Arts THE COOLEST HEAD PREVAILED I’m going to stretch out in this blog post and tell you a story. The little girl on the left (the one with the giganimous headset on…) deserves no less. You … Continue reading

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Civility

Thinking ’bout the South THE SEMIOTICS OF REGARD Today’s New York Times ran one of those borderline-quaint regional features about the decline of manners in the South (“A Last Bastion of Civility”). I suppose it’s not easy to find an … Continue reading

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