Wednesday, November 28, 2007

January 5 Reading at the Writer's Center

I'm hosting a reading at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to celebrate my 60th birthday on January 5. The reading begins at 2 pm and cake and goodies follow.

Please attend and bring your friends!

The theme is epiphanies . . . not only because James Joyce made a big deal about them, but also because turning 60 is, well, the amazement of a lifetime. I'm sure I'll have some deep thought to share on the actual day. And if I don't, I'll have lots of friends around to launch me into my next decade.

Right now readers include (tentatively) Bill O'Sullivan, Ginnie Hartman, Riggin Waugh, and Judith Witherow, Cindy Lollar, Mary Beth Hatem, and of course me.

This is a celebration so the readings will be short (about 3 minutes each).

Monday, November 19, 2007

Time Passes . . .

So much has happened in the past weeks -- August, September, October flashing by faster than you can say Jack Frost or read O. Henry's "The Last Leaf."

Let's face it, Summer is over. And out on the deck in the back yard, it's impossible to sit for more than 5 minutes without announcing, "Hey, I'm freezing."

And we all know, at least those of us who don't live year round in Mexico, that we're in for a lot more cold as we descend into earlier and earlier darkness and pray for the Winter Solstice to bring back the light.