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Hodge Podge


Oranges on the tree at Janet’s house in Antibes, France, February 2010.

I just read a post by blogger extraordinaire David Lebovitz about his making “Compost Cookies,” or “Amnesty Cookies” as he called them. He ties together the concept of having an “Email Amnesty Day” whereby a person deletes all of his or her inbox in an attempt to lighten his or her load with the idea of making Compost Cookies, which entails going through one’s cupboards and putting a hodge podge of ingredients in the dough in order to lighten the contents of the cupboards, if not one’s waistline. It’s a post written with his usual light humor and aplomb, but it also gave me an idea.

I have Chrome Open Tab Disorder right now, which is the condition by which one has a bajillion tabs open in his or her browser, so many that the top bar of the browser looks like this:

browser open tabs

(I made this image “private” in Flickr, so you can’t click on it to see it any bigger, but it gives you the idea that that’s what my Google Chrome browser looks like right now: a bar of salmon pink open tabs where I cannot even tell which tab is which anymore! I have to play “Hunt the Website” by clicking on various tabs to see which page is attached to it in order to find anything.)

I decided that the only cure for this disease, which exists because I have Blogstipation too often, is to purge here on the page about all the tabs I have open about which I have something to say or make note of. I am going to do the same as David has done, except instead of bake cookies with ingredients piling up in cupboards, I am going to cook up a blog of odds and ends which have interested me in recent days.

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Language Learning, Babies & Blogstalking, and Movies in Paris


Peter Pan and Wendy on a carousel near M° Convention in the 15th arrondissement.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! I am back after a couple of days’ hiatus from this blog, ready for Week 2 of the NaNoWriMo November Writing Challenge.  My goal is to have written at least 50,000 words on this blog in the month of November. NaNoWriMo is supposed to be a challenge for people to complete a novel. While I love to write and I tried to complete a novel last year, this year as NaNo approached, I was not going to do it because I was not feeling inspired to write a work of fiction. I understand, though, that the point of NaNo is to  just do the writing and I thought, “Perhaps if I simply begin, something will emerge, like a statue coming out of stone.” Continue reading

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