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Rock the Drop!

Had so much fun dropping these today, and kudos to the manager of the Starbucks where I left the books across from an area high school. He was all for promoting reading and literacy. You can read more about Rock … Continue reading

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Preparing for tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the seventh annual Readergirlz Operation Teen Book Drop. Anyone who wants to can participate in promoting teen/young adult literature and literacy. I did this in 2012 and 2013, and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow. In … Continue reading

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Unsentimental Tea

As the narrator of Kevin Langson’s story “Brooding Intervals” explains his relationship with Mohsen, “We’d been meeting for sex, and increasingly, a bit of conversation and commiseration, for roughly six months.” So begins this tale of an afternoon told so … Continue reading

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Quality Time

Monday afternoon Hanley came for a visit and had dinner with us. Of course I asked her for a drawing for Draw A Bird Day. Just like with Lila, it’s so much fun seeing how quickly Hanley grows, and how … Continue reading

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Photo Friday, No. 389

Current Photo Friday theme: Reflection …encrusted with beading, it’s an eczema of sequins, rough, gullied, riven, puckered with stitchery, a frosted window against which we long to put our tongues… from Lynn Emanuel’s “The White Dress,” 1999

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Taking care of business

After a week away, I’ve been playing catch-up, especially with the attention that Foolish Hearts and Best Gay Romance 2014 need. Tim and I decided to kill the old Fool For Love Facebook page because we wanted one location that … Continue reading

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Photo Friday, No. 388

Current Photo Friday theme: My Obsession Reading.

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People on streets

People on the fringes. Marginalized people. Standing at the edges of cracks we don’t want to think about. Always there, in our peripheral vision, whether or not we hand over a pocket full of change or a few crumpled bills … Continue reading

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Home Again

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood, back home to romantic love, back home to a young man’s dreams of glory and of fame…” But sometimes, we’re forced to return home. … Continue reading

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A favorite kind of romp

Felice Picano’s “The Invincible Theatre” is the tale of an adolescent boy who goes from street urchin to actor among a ragtag group of players in mid-1800s England. The writing is clever, the language is fun, and the characters are … Continue reading

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