Monthly Archives: May 2014

San Francisco Book Review features Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

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Babies and Rituals

I like rituals. When I was a child, my favorite part of Catholicism was the Solemn High Mass which, though seemingly endless to a little kid, included as the grand finale priests in gold robes under a satin canopy held … Continue reading

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You Will Never Be Bored If You’re a Writer

When I speak with young writers, this is the first thing I tell them. It’s true that you won’t be bored and that fact has gotten me through standing in a hundred lines, waiting for the gas tank to fill, … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny?

“Talk Dirty to Me,” the sign read. I burst out laughing, alone in my car as I drove past the new town business—a cleaning service. Later that afternoon, I came across a letter in the local paper complaining about the … Continue reading

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