Monthly Archives: October 2013

Can aging be redemptive?

In front of a book club of fifty strong seniors at Sherwood Oaks retirement home, I spoke about my experience of going blind. “Not everyone with a disability has gone through a grieving process,” I told them. But losing sight … Continue reading

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Daniel Handler coming to Pittsburgh, October 25

Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, author of 13 books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, uses the middle Baudelaire child, Klaus, as his spokesperson. Klaus talks about two kinds of people in the world, those who start fires, and those … Continue reading

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Writing Comedy

One of the writers from a writing group I lead made an interesting comment. “In comedy, characters are static and do not change,” she said. “Comedy is best when kept simple.” She referred to writer Susan Hubbard’s essay on writing … Continue reading

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