Archive for October 2011

Writing lessons — with laughter

Last night The Best Beloved and I had dinner with Haitian/Quebec writer Dany Laferriere.  Dany has written a vast number of books, including the well known and critically praised “How To Make Love To A Negro Without Getting Tired.”  His new book, a brilliant memoir entitled “The Return” has been short-listed for the 2011 Giller…

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Psychology Today article

I have an article about forgiveness up on the “Psychology Today” website . . . . many thanks to my friend, wonderful writer Ethan Gilsdorf, for making this happen.  You can read the piece by clicking here.  thanks!

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Globe & Mail Review of OUR DAILY BREAD

I am humbled and grateful for the wonderful review Alan Cuymn gave OUR DAILY BREAD in the Globe & Mail.  I have enormous respect for Cuymn’s work; to get such a positive review from him leaves me breathless. He says: Where is hell, exactly? Up the mountain, where it has always been. The road there…

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Watch the Birdie . . .

One of the greatest habits a writer can develop is that of observation. Observation is a form of discovery — we look at the mundane, the ordinary, and because we pay attention to it we see it in a new way.  A visual artist may sit down in front of something — say a crow…

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Quill & Quire Review & Princeton Launch

Delighted to report Quill & Quire’s  “starred” review of OUR DAILY BREAD is up on their site now.  You can read it by clicking here.  I also want to say thank you to the hundred or so people who came out to celebrate the book launch with me at Camillo’s Cafe in Princeton.  I was…

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