Archive for March, 2009

Cowboy in the house

Twin B, formerly known as The M****c, announced the other day he was desperate for a cowboy belt. And boots. And hat. The hat was pushing it, I thought. I bought a cowboy hat once, in Aspen. As case of ‘when in Rome…’ I also bought lots of general Western fantastic cowboy-style stuff. (This, by […]

KUSI-TV Good Morning San Diego…

In November I will be the Keynote Speaker at the La Jolla writer’s conference, and I’ve just been sent this video clip from KUSI-TV in San Diego. You have to watch to the end because it’s hilarious. The newsreader is v. professional and quiet, letting Antoinette Kuritz review her books, and then right at the […]

Brokeback friends

Three years ago, when I was going through my divorce from my first husband, I went through some moments of madness which included an unnatural obsession with Brokeback Mountain, and walking away from a friend who lived close to me up in Litchfield, and giggled with me over my bizarre Brokeback phase. (Fyi, I am […]

Chicken and Dumplings

Ellina has asked for Chicken and Dumplings, and so yesterday, as a welcome distraction from editing (not as far as my publishers are concerned), I trawled the Internet and came up with three recipes that looked interesting. I had never made this dish before, but culled from all three recipes to produce something that not […]

Guardian book list

The BBC or Guardian has just published the top 100 books, and (allegedly) believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? I am faintly embarrassed to be at 61 (recounted!) I very much want to count books on my bookshelf that I have […]

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