A driving force

I guess the day you renew your driver’s license and they snap that picture that will follow you around for the next 8 years BEFORE you get the black eye qualifies as a good day, right?


Yesterday I had an appointment to go in and prove to the DMV examiner that I knew the difference between    [Continue reading]

Snow Day - Read The Demise of the Soccer Moms

Well, we are having a winter snow emergency here today. EVERYTHING is closed – schools, the university, no flights in or out. Here along the ocean, we have snow accumulation of maybe 1/32 inch. If the wind kicks up, we could have drifts up to 1/16 inch. Yikes.

Fortunately, we are well    [Continue reading]

It was a dark and stormy night…

…perfect baking weather, in my mind. So I made apricot-orange oat scones and then, since the kitchen was already a mess, cranberry chocolate chip cookies. C’mon over. I just put on a pot of coffee.

I was awake a lot during the night since bands of rain kept slamming the bedroom windows.    [Continue reading]

Georges Simenon, Norman Bates, NaNoWriMo and me

Paris Noir, Brassai – 1934

Over the weekend I read a review by Patrick Marnham of Pedigree, an autobiographical novel that Georges Simenon wrote in 1948. Back in the olden days before I became a workaholic and a mother, I read a lot of mysteries, including several of Simenon’s Inspector Maigret series. I    [Continue reading]