Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Light in the Forest

Many long years ago, when I was a young teenager, I read a novel entitled The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter.  It was about a teenage Pennsylvanian boy who was kidnapped by the Lenni Lanape Indians, raised as … Continue reading

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Speaking of Graves…

Yesterday’s post made me think of Thomas Gray‘s poem “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” especially the following stanza: The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’ inevitable … Continue reading

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Walking on Graves

While I was in Boston this past weekend, I went to Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.  I love to go there in the fall to see the autumn colors, but I was too early to see the changing leaves this … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Serious…Again

The weekend before I left for my New England trip, our Hampton Roads Writers held its annual writers’ conference.  It was fabulous!  Our keynote speaker was Michael Palmer who has written sixteen New York Times best sellers.  We also had Marisa … Continue reading

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Be Patient With Me

I’m back.  Sort of.  Except for one weekend home, during which I attended our Hampton Roads Writers’ Conference (more on that later), I’ve been away from blogging for two weeks.  It was actually quite liberating.  A person could get used … Continue reading

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