Thursday, July 28, 2005


Okay, so I lied. I've not been as current as I'd to be but I will continue to keep trying. Maybe the goal should be to keep it short and sweet.

My first sentence today is for the people riding across the state of Iowa this week in the annual RAGBRAI bike ride, sponsored by the Des Moines Register. It started in Le Mars (the ice cream capital of the world) on Sunday, July 24th and ends on Saturday, July 30th in Guttenberg.

It is from the book 16,000 SUSPECTS, a serial novel by 17 Iowa writers commissioned by Public Radio KUNI.

It is the year 2010 now, a full decade after it happened.

I hope the riders are all well and safe. Good luck to all of the participants!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Girls, Interrupted

It's been awhile since I've posted; mainly because of some touchy situations at work.
But, I am back and plan on writing with a vengeance.

Because of the problems that I've been dealing with at work, I have made two books a priority for my summer reading, before I go crazy and there have been times when I thought it might happen.

The books, along with their first sentences, are listed below:

The first is THE BELL JAR by Slyvia Plath:

It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.

The second is GIRL, INTERRUPTED by Susanna Kaysen:

People ask, how did you get in there?

Until tomorrow...