Saturday, February 28, 2009

Old Cabin

Photo by Andif

The story you make up about it? By You.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sun & Shadows

Photo of Sir Sniff the Noble Beast, by Andif

Thursday, February 26, 2009

dreaming of. . .warmth

Picture us. . .sand warm between our toes, water warm around our ankes, sun on our backs.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Deja View

If this looks familiar, it's because it's a library I visited a few months ago, and here it is again on my travels.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jesse and Me, on Route 66

Jesse James didn't sleep in the red brick building above, but he did rob it when it was a bank. Now it's a cafe and bed & breakfast, where I'm spending two nights in Baxter Springs, Ks.
I've gone from immaculate Victoriana last night to bare boards tonight, and I love the dramatic contrast. These are the steps I faced with my luggage. I laughed, and then I climbed.
As usual with every bed & breakfast in which I stay, I'm the only lodger. Is it me?
My room. Free wifi and a lot of history. Big windows, bare wood floors, echoing halls.
My view. The mural is of a cattle drive.

Click photos to enlarge.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Writers Need Cookies

There used to be two warm chocolate chip cookies on this plate. :: Wipes crumbs off mouth:: The little bowl to the upper left holds chocolate candy that the B&B owner placed beside my breakfast this morning. She works on the theory that there cannot be too much chocolate, and she puts that theory into practice all over her lovely home in Pittsburg, Ks. Last night, I spoke to readers in Oswego, Ks.; today I talked to high school seniors; tonight the Pittsburg Carnegie Library is serving supper and me to their patrons. I hope I'm half as popular as free food!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

On the road again

Photo, unrelated to the topic, by Andif

I'm gone again. This time to SE Kansas libraries. No tumbleweed down there, but maybe I can take a picture, or two. This joint will remain open, even if I don't get a new post put up every day. Y'all have a great week!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is it too late?

There's still 10 minutes to ask you East Coast peeps to be my Valentine! Pweeze? :D

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A curiously sensual phto

by Andif

I see this as a murder scene. Blood drops on snow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Dogs Know Best.

Photo by Andif.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Congratulations, Kimberly!

We wish we could all be at your signing today!

February 7th, 2009
1:30 pm - Presentation for Writers
2:00 pm - Would-Be Witch Book Signing Event
Borders at Southland Mall
Taylor, MI 48180
(734) 374-5345

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cool new blog

My pals Rob and Trish MacGregor have opened a brand new blog on the subject of synchronicity, because they're working on a book on that fascinating subject. If you visit the blog, you'll find out why there's a photo of a plum pudding on this page.

Synchronicity Blog

Rob and Trish, btw, are--as far as I know-- the only married couple ever to both win Edgar Awards, he for Best Young Adult Mystery Novel, and she for Best Paperback Original Mystery Novel. They live in Florida, damn them.

Monday, February 2, 2009

What do you see?

Fascinating Photo by Andif

Stare into the ice, and tell us what you see. I saw a thumb, and then it turned into an animal's front leg and paw, and then I spotted the fairytale creature who goes with that. Or, it might be a puppet of the creature. I wish I could take a black pencil and outline him for you. He looks like something out of Wind in the Willows.

If you don't see anything rightsideup, try turning it everywhichway.

The same^^^could be said for a piece of writing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I have finally had my fill of grits. I'm going home.