Archive for July, 2011

Blog #16: Fathers: Always A Part of Us (Part 3)

TweetLiving at a distance, my brother and I have our own guilts to deal with. Unfairly, we sometimes feel our sisters complain too much, and we also feel that they hector dad too much, and we also think we could do a better job. When mom died, we wondered, like Philip Roth, “What are we [...]

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Blog #15: Fathers: Always a Part of Us (part 2)

TweetNow that mom is dead and dad has had four years to reinvent himself, our perspectives still vary. My sisters live within a mile of my father whereas my brother and I live a hundred and a thousand miles away. My brother and I see my sisters as being overly critical of my father, and [...]

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Blog #14: Fathers: Always A Part of Us (Part 1)

TweetRegular bloggers are great recyclers. The pressure of publishing every few days leads to cannibalizing past pieces or to scavenging ready made material. Here, then, is a piece which I wrote on spec about a month ago. Because of its length, I’ll make it do double or triple duty by publishing it in several instalments. [...]

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Mini Musing # 8: In Praise of Shallow Pockets

TweetI’m starting to wonder if marketing isn’t a game for people with deeper pockets than mine. So far I have little to show for my time and my efforts, and the efforts include a launch party, book tours to Boston and the Prairies, posters, talks, a website, a facebook fan page, twitter, two TLS ads, [...]

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