Monthly Archives: July 2011

William Quincy Belle’s Blogger Space

I wooed, I cajoled, I stalked: finally, I convinced the mysterious, prolific and omniscient William Quincy Belle to reveal his Blogger Space, which, like his blogs, is thoroughly unpredictable and edging towards naughty. If you haven’t met Mr. Belle, you must … Continue reading

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The Member of the Wedding

Last weekend my niece got married in a grand, green section of Maryland, just outside DC. Despite the dripping 103-degree heat, it was a feel-good occasion, thanks to a bride and groom clearly well-suited to each other, and a collection … Continue reading

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“Poot’s” Blogger Space

Enigmatic Canadian Blogger Poot posts reflective free verse on her blog My Electronic Pen. Check out her Blogger Space below. My space is by default. Our house is too small. We must share it. In the evening, we stare at each … Continue reading

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In my last post, A Tale of Two Summer Camps, I described, in a rather pejorative way, the ostentatious look and vibe of the parents of kids who were attending a ritzy sleepaway camp along with my daughter. A couple … Continue reading

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Patrice Sarath’s Blogger Space

Patrice Sarath is a Texas-based writer who pens fantasy novels and blogs about the writing life. Check out her Blogger Space below and visit her at I write in my pantry. It’s actually a laundry room/pantry off the kitchen, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Summer Camps

A week ago Sunday I took my 9-year-old, Franny, to the bus drop-off for sleepaway camp, a camp I will refer to as Mountain Lake. A high-octane, uber-friendly counselor loaded Franny’s duffel bag, filled with bedding, t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, and … Continue reading

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Alysa Salzberg’s Blogger Space

Some people blog. Some people write. Alysa Salzberg does both. A writerly blogger and lover of the written word, she edits a literary ezine called Beguile and writes a personal blog at OpenSalon. Check out her out-of-the-box Blogger Space below. … Continue reading

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My Last Lunch with Luca, for Awhile

On Friday, I picked up my son from his last day of school to take him to lunch for his 14th birthday. I had not seen him since February, and when he walked down the hall in his white skinny … Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Single Dad’s Blogger Space

Had your fill of snarky blogs? Meet Daniel Ruyter, SEO whiz and one of the blogosphere’s nicest and most genuine bloggers. Daniel started the informative and handsome Memoirs of a Single Dad to help single dads navigate solo parenting. Now … Continue reading

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