Category Archives: Literary Figures

Catch an Expeditious App and Put It In Your Pocket!

Six cities have updated wanderlusting apps from Fodor’s Travel, who has announced the re-launch of their City Guide apps for iPhone and iPad (Nook and Android versions are in the works). The free apps now integrate partner functionality from Expedia, … Continue reading

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Make It Personal!

I’ve been blazing around Paris soaking in a schizophrenic mix of historically significant writerly inspiration and modern-day Parisian glitz: it’s quite a paradoxical melange! Even the eye candy cuts its own broad swath, from beautifully dressed men and women to … Continue reading

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Love and #LetsBlogOff

I’m in Paris at last and I’m heading to Pere Lechaise, the famed cemetery, in a few minutes to visit the tomb of Heloise and Abelard, the doomed lovers whose story has stood the test of time because nothing could … Continue reading

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Behind Every Curtain

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Facebook, or subscribed to my blogs, you’ve likely been bombarded by my gushing about the fact that I’m writing a memoir, which I post weekly on The Road to Promise to coincide … Continue reading

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Poetic Instrument

I’m traveling to the Hudson Valley today to participate in Art Garden, a wonderful evening of poetry readings founded by Irene O’Garden at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. I’ll be performing with some very talented pals, who have supported me as … Continue reading

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Yes.

Marguerite Duras Is there a reason to be optimistic? No. There isn’t just one. There are many. The sun scaled my scrap of sky this morning; I am writing this, the open books on the smooth surface of my desk … Continue reading

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At this lone hour…

I’m taking a tour of Italian properties, one of which is CastaDiva in Lake Como. I arrived this afternoon to crisp air and a faint haze hovering around the undulant slopes that ring the beautiful body of water. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Pillow Book of Saxon Henry

One of my favorite movies is “The Pillow Book,” a film by Peter Greenaway based upon The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a collection of anecdotes and memories of an eighteenth-century courtier at the height of Japan’s Heian culture. Shonagon’s … Continue reading

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Get Lit: Let’s Get Graphic!

During a long, heady dinner with John Hogan and Patty Otis Abel—two of my favorite literary pals—the subject of graphic novels arose. We were ensconced in an eatery in Brooklyn while John, the editorial director of GraphicNovelReporter.com, tried to explain … Continue reading

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A Notebook Of One’s Own

I had an amazing day at the annual conference of American Society of Journalists and Authors this past Friday—speaking with agents in the hopes that one of them would be interested in helping me to try to publish my memoir, … Continue reading

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