Saturday, December 23, 2006

CAPA Nominee--Walk Away

I'm surprised and happy. I got a CAPA nomination for Walk Away -- the story that Jenny Bent was kind enough to say "Good story. Sucky title."

Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Son's First Grade Teacher

You've never heard of him, but I hope you and your kids had someone like him at least once. He was my son's first grade teacher not once but twice (my son has many developmental issues) and he made sure my son was accepted and nurtured and taught. He was kind, smart and just a good person. He died a few days ago from cancer. I'm sure everyone who knew him will remember him in good ways.

I figured I should give him a tribute somewhere, so you guys get elected.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Ciar got me.

So here it is:

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Music sales clerk
2. lawyer
3. publisher
4. Freshman Comp teacher

Four Places I’ve lived:
1. Tucson, AZ
2. Hillsdale, NJ
3. Richmond, VA
4. New York City, NY

Four favorite foods:1. spaghetti
2. chocolate
3. Thai garden rolls
4. sesame noodles

Four movies I could watch over and over (well, not really—my attention span for movies and TV shows is nil nowadays):1. Happy, Texas
2. Any Marx Brothers movie though A Night at the Opera is my fav
3. Pirates of the Carribean (so I happen to like Johnny swish)
4. It Happened One Night

Four TV shows I enjoy –crap, I just can’t—I don’t watch TV except for the stuff the kids watch and I don’t enjoy that OK, maybe Rome – but that won’t be on again for a long time

Four places I’ve traveled:1. Costa Rica
2. Mexico
3. Outer Banks, N.C.
4. San Antonio, TX
Four places I’d like to visit:
1. Greece
2. Italy
3. Wales
4. Australia
Four websites I go to (almost) daily:
1. Loose Id
2. My Bank
3. My own website (so I’m neurotic and egotistical – shoot me)
4. Loose Id’s Bank

Four people I’m tagging to do this to:
1. Anisa Damien
2. Dakota Cassidy
3. T.A. Chase
4. Michele Bardsley