Sleeping With Ward Cleaver

by Jenny Gardiner Well, here’s a fun book.  The protagonist spends a lot of time seeing her husband as a caricature, like the Beaver’s dad in the 1960s sitcom.  Do you remember the Cleavers?  June Cleaver wore “housedresses” all the time, and heels, and her hair was perfectly curled.  Wally was the officious older brother,Continue reading “Sleeping With Ward Cleaver”

End of April – Annie’s Book Shelf

Well, I took a trip to the public library. I think I wrote about finding Erica Jong, but I also found Ed Yong (interesting names there) and his remarkable 2015 book about microbes. I know, yuck, but he’s such an excellent writer the topic reads like a novel! Plus the science itself is superbly interesting.Continue reading “End of April – Annie’s Book Shelf”

In praise of procrastination

Incomplete projects mock my commitment make a fool of me to myself keep me from moving forward. How many articles and books lie, embryonic, in my files? Ideas barely developed Concepts without details Kernels that never get to pop. In the meantime, I tidy obsessively -Oh, no, not my files-that might be productive! Instead, it’sContinue reading “In praise of procrastination”

I sometimes do things backward.

I do a thing, and then I learn how it should be done. I guess I could say that I like to learn by doing. That’s an odd thing for me to realize, given that I spent years in traditional education (learning by learning….and later, learning by teaching….). I’ve finished drafting my second novel andContinue reading “I sometimes do things backward.”