Fun in the Sun

You’ve heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), haven’t you? It’s when people get depressed and miserable, bulk up on carbs, and can’t do their lives well. But only during the months with the least sunshine, and usually when it’s cold. It’s seasonal because it goes away without therapy as soon…

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Where Ideas Come From

Sometimes, ideas can come from the strangest places. For nearly a year, I’ve been writing a novel of the Tudor court, covering the endlessly fascinating period when Henry VIII broke with Pope Clement in order to marry Anne Boleyn. So far I’ve read more than two dozen scholarly books on…

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Odd Souvenirs

Shaun Usher has a site, Letterheady, that has letterhead from a wide variety of interesting sources. I’ve submitted a piece of old Wonder Woman stationery I found while working at DC Comics. When I was in the business, I was shocked to see person after person dumping reams–yes, actual reams–of…

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About Clutter

I am an uncertified decluttering expert. I go through old family stuff and newer family stuff, and friends’ stuff, and then of course there’s my own stuff, too. There is a difference between keeping clutter and keeping tokens of memory or hope. If you took a trip to Paris when…

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