Monthly Archives: October 2010

Baking Bread

My good friend Sally and her husband Will run a wonderful bakery called the Bread Company Montclair right in my hometown. Stop into their cozy, cheerful store on Walnut Street and you’ll find shelves loaded with a dazzling array of … Continue reading

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Fellow Travelers

Book adventures are always fun. I hopped into Manhattan recently with a very pleasant mission before me: To pick up an autographed copy of Ron Chernow’s new book, Washington: A Life for someone in my family who’s a true history … Continue reading

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Keep Writing

Don’t you love it when someone comes up with an insight from left field that really wraps your mind around your work? That’s exactly what happened to me today. I was walking my dog Ryder in the park and happened … Continue reading

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Creative Wellsprings

Every once in a while a story about a writer takes me to the very heart of life. Such stories remind me just how powerful the written word can be — how it can touch and be touched by the … Continue reading

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Hopeful Harbingers

Publishing is on a rocky roller-coaster ride these days. That’s why it’s heartening to hear from pros who still feel a sense of excitement about the future of books. The setting: a lively event at Watchung Booksellers, a wonderful independent … Continue reading

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Staying Strong

Tough-break department: After my upbeat post on Yankees Magic, the old pinstripe pizzazz fizzled and the Yankees lost Game 6 of the playoffs. But you know what? I still think they personify grace under pressure. They’ve just lost a huge … Continue reading

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Inviting Perfection

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” Martha Graham The extraordinary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham … Continue reading

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