Monthly Archives: August 2012

To the Moon

Guys. Look at this. It is so cool. This is the speech that President Nixon had his speech-writer (William Safire) prepare in case the Apollo 11 mission (that’s Armstrong on the moon, children) had failed. I got it here. I’d never really considered the fact that if Neil and Buzz couldn’t get the rockets to […]

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Help Me?

So school’s back in session around here, and you know what that means? That’s right — hot breakfast every day. It’s one of precisely two ways in which I am awesome, maternally speaking. This morning, we had waffles and cantaloupe. And as I plugged in the waffle makers (2, you know, because some of us […]

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Advice for Writers, From Writers (Part Five and The End)

Here are the rest of the amazing images/quotes from Buzzfeed. Read them. Then, for the love, start writing. (I’m talking to me.) And there you have it: The stuff I borrowed from the Buzzfeed article that made me so very happy. Another shout-out to Chris Ritter for the totally amazing design. (Go see the original, […]

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Advice for Writers, from Writers (Part Four)

More writer-y advice from Buzzfeed, but first one from ME. Ahem. “Duct tape your hind-parts into a chair and don’t get up until you’ve written 1.000 words.” You’re welcome.   And once again, come back tomorrow for some more great advice. Or don’t. Advice is free, for what it’s worth.

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Advice for Writers, from Writers (Part Three)

More Buzzfeed greatness. But wait. There’s more. Come back tomorrow, won’t you? And maybe tell me your favorite piece of writer-y advice.

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Advice for Writers, from Writers (Part Two)

Here’s some more from that great Buzzfeed article.   There’s more where these came from, don’t you know. Come back tomorrow! If you want!

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Advice for Writers, From Writers (Part One)

Do you know BuzzFeed? Sometimes I’m too old for it. But THIS. This is awesome, and I want to bring some of it to you. I lifted each of these images from THIS article, classically designed by Chris Ritter.       Awesome, right? Want more? Come back tomorrow. And all week long. I’ll keep […]

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Overheard

At the end of last school year, I taught a bunch. I told you about that when it was happening, it seems to me. So one day, this thing happened, and I have been thinking about it over and over and over for MONTHS now. Let’s discuss, shall we? All right. So I was in […]

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