Monthly Archives: February 2012

eHearing loss and mammograms

            My hearing loss forces me to strain to hear conversations.  Whenever I’m in a mid-sized group, I use an amplifying microphone that attaches to my hearing aids.  I always use it when I teach, but lately I miss more … Continue reading

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Articles on writing

            I learned today that an article I’d written, “Kid Readers: Super Critics,” will come out in the April Children’s Writer.  If you aren’t aware of this monthly magazine, check it out.  It’s now available on-line and is full of … Continue reading

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Kafka-esque book ordering

            I’ve just had a Kafka-esque experience, trying to order baby books from Barnes & Noble.com.  Because I forgot my password—I know—mea culpa—I had to go to my inbox, then to another link.  By the time I returned to my … Continue reading

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Writing Triggers

            A very sweet new writer asked me to have coffee recently.  He shared with me some worries he was experiencing with his second book that were keeping him from getting “black on white.”  He said that one of the … Continue reading

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