Osso Buco Stew

January 27, 2015
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This morning I thought I was going to move to London in about 48 hours. By noon I knew I’d have to wait another three weeks because we messed up and one of our cats doesn’t yet meet the EU pet import requirements. It’s costly and inconveniences everybody. Tonight I made osso buco stew to […]

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Book Review: “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

January 17, 2015
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ishiguro writes literary fiction layered heavily over a solid sci-fi plot that shines through only faintly–which is why he’s such a literary darling, and one of my favourite authors. “Never Let Me Go” captured my childhood exactly: I went to a British […]

Livetweeting Dinosaur Erotica, Collected

December 14, 2014
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That time I read dinosaur erotica and tweeted a lot about it. Dinosaurs, cocks, and clogs!

How I Got My Agent

October 15, 2014
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If this blog were a kitten, I’d be the worst person on earth. I haven’t fed it in months. God, what a horrible mental image. Wipe it from your brain! (thusly:) Things have happened: I’m represented by the superlative Melissa Nasson at Rubin Pfeffer Content now, so I’ve been squeezing as much writing out of my […]

Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

May 22, 2014
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright My rating: 4 of 5 stars The most valuable thing about this book is the care with which it was sourced: the Church of Scientology has no grounds upon which to base a lawsuit against the author or publisher. Given the litigious leanings […]

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Vanilla Custard with Strawberries, Lemon & Lavender

November 27, 2013
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Ingredients – 2 servings Adjust sugar to taste. I cooked this without measuring anything. 4 egg yolks 1 cup whole milk 1/2 vanilla bean juice of 2 lemons dried lavender flowers 1/4 & 1/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup fresh strawberries, sliced Mix 1/4 cup sugar, lavender, and lemon juice in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until […]

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Philosophy of Writing – 21 – The Worst Kind of Feedback

September 16, 2013
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I don’t ask for constructive criticism; I ask for honesty. It’s my prerogative and responsibility to sort the useful feedback from the rest. A bit of advice: if you expect a specific type of return, you’ll be disappointed. But there’s feedback that makes me utterly wretched, you too — when it skips over useful and […]

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