Month: January 2009

First steps are an amazing thing to watch. Today, Bryce was leaning on a box of Owen’s legos. He was sorta standing by himself and giving little bounces. I clapped with him. He smiled. And then he stood by himself. Something in his eyes told me that he was ready. For the last couple months…

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Revision…it’s the pits

Last night was Ali’s big thesis critique, and judging from her blog I think she thinks it didn’t go so well. So I think that maybe I didn’t get something across that I meant to. She put a lot of work into those revisions–the new stuff was obvious. It was thougtful. It was a new…

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I believe goals should be fluid. They should ebb and flow according to your abilities but not necessarily your mood. That being said, I am revising my goals for 2009 as the first month proved to be a pain–in the heart and in the head. 1. My wonderful dog Charlie had to be put down…

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I believe I’m making an understatement when I say that the news from the economic front hasn’t been looking good. Everyday I hear about another place shutting down, I watch the applications come into my work by the hundreds from people who have been laid off. They say this is the worst crisis since the…

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Of all people, my brother informs me that my blog is talking too much about my reading habits and not my writing habits. I am writing too. Just not an incredible amount. I’ve already forgiven myself for the NaNo goal that I will be missing this month. Here’s the reason why:I have determined that I…

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I’m glad Christopher Moore is coming out with a new book soon. Between The Count of Monte Cristo and the book I just finished reading, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, my reading list is looking to be a tad on the depressing side. Not that Reader wasn’t worth reading. I think it gives a valuable…

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