Friday, July 06, 2012

Miscellania

  • Those strawberries above were in my garden. Currently, we are picking 1 or 2 lbs every day. Dave is red-green colour blind, so I pick them, and he eats them.
  • We bought an outdoor table tennis table last week and in ten days have played only once, on account of the rain.
  • gorgeous grandson Tate told me yesterday that I was born in the same year that Lego was invented – obviously a very good year. This is Tate:

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  • A friend told me that their book group had just read one of my books and enjoyed it, but they thought I should branch out more and write about stuff outside of my life. If Nora Ephron can make use of everything in her life on the grounds that “Everything is copy” then so can I. In her foreword to Heartburn, she writes, “I knew the moment my marriage ended that someday it might make a book – if I could just stop crying. One of the things I’m proudest of is that I managed to convert an event that seemed to me hideously tragic at the time to a comedy – and if that’s not fiction, I don’t know what is.” Rock on, Nora.

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