This Writer’s Life

This Writer’s Life: On My Nighstand

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK The first thing I did after putting the kids on the bus was head to the coffee shop and then to Half-Price books. The third (last) photo shows my loot from that trip. The second photo shows some books that have been on my nightstand this past month. One of them — … Continue reading »

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Book Love. Always.

At one point in my life, my posessions, other than clothes, consisted of a roll-up black futon, a ghetto blaster, cd’s, journals, Mexican religious candles and a giant stack of books. Not much else. The candles were propped on a window sill. The ghetto blaster and cd’s lined another wall and my futon was plopped … Continue reading »

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R.I.P Sheriff Warren E. Rupf 1943-2012

I was so sad to hear yesterday from my good friend, a former cops reporter with the Contra Costa Times, that Sheriff Warren Rupf had passed away. The Times wrote an editorial about his passing. In another article reporter Lisa Vorderbrueggen aptly calls Rupf “the county’s own larger-than-life Wyatt Earp.” Rupf was the epitome of … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: The F’in Aquatennial (Warning Profanity!)

I had an amazing night on Saturday, watching the craziest fireworks show ever as part of the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebration. I was practically hoarse the next day from screaming. We dubbed it the “Fucking Aquatennial” after that scene in Stepbrothers where everyone starts calling it “The Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer” It was amazing. And then … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: Family & Friends

  The Perfect Summer Weekend Saturday This past weekend was spent the way I dream every summer weekend should be spent: hosting get togethers at our place, eating good food with good friends and family. My honey is blessed with the voice of an angel and this weekend had a chance to audition for The … Continue reading »

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