Monthly Archives: September 2010

Geography of the Heart

It’s foggy and cold outside, but I’m warm in the Common Good Cafe, gazing at the ocean at Seawall in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Tomorrow I’ll return to sunny Tucson. I moved from winter ice, snow and darkness on Mount Desert … Continue reading

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Tucson Festival of Books #1

Once a teacher — or a bookseller — always one. I’ve been out of the book-selling world and children’s literature loop for 13 years now. If I’ve ever had any real expertise, it was in children’s books. So when the … Continue reading

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Ever noticed how ideas flow more easily when you’re moving? Having your mouth going helps too; the words come out without thinking about them. Why not have business meetings walking along the Rillito, hiking up the road in Sabino Canyon, … Continue reading

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Getting past hatred

My Jewish past is complicated. I was raised hypocritical Orthodox. My mother went to synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the the year, to see what the other women were wearing. This didn’t sit well with me. Friends … Continue reading

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“Divided Kingdom?”

Once upon a time, I owned a children’s bookstore.  My two children grew up at Oz Books in Southwest Harbor, Maine, which I owned from 1982 to 1997. In a way, it seemed that we grew up together reading children’s … Continue reading

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Read my face?

OK, “Lie To Me,” the TV show premiering on Fox for its third season on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. (EST), can get kind of raunchy, so what, we’re all grown-ups here. I love the beginning of each program. … Continue reading

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