Writer’s Conference Hangover

Phew! Here we are, fresh from a fabulous writers conference called Hippocamp 2017, named after Hippocampus Magazine, which is in turn named after that part of the human brain--wait for it--the hippocampus. Is that too meta? Not for a bunch of creative nonfiction writers! Elizabeth (author of the thoughtful pre-cap in last week's blog) noted... Continue Reading →

Deciding to Go: A HippoCamp 2017 Pre-cap By Elizabeth Mackenzie Biedell

She said it very casually. In the middle of two other thoughts. And I’m glad she did. “So I’m not even sure...there’s this thing...I want to go, it’s called Hippo Camp...I don’t know, Ken really wants to go to this other thing…” I wasn’t sure what my friend Lisa was talking about. It didn’t matter.... Continue Reading →

Profanity with Hufflepuffs and Middle Schoolers

The night before we were scheduled to see Hamilton on our NYC trip, we were in New York City--in Times Square, to be exact, with animated glowing lights and signs screaming the names of well-known and unheard-of Broadway musicals all around us--and wanted to see another show. As I had mentioned in a previous blog,... Continue Reading →

Total Eclipse of the Park

We drove just over 1000 miles round-trip down the eastern seaboard to see the solar eclipse--yes, the total solar eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun. Not the Total Eclipse of the Heart. In our case, it was actually the Total Eclipse of the Park. In casual conversation about a month ago, someone mentioned their... Continue Reading →

Hamilton: A Dream Realized

Greetings friends! We took our trip to New York City. It was fabulous, wonderful, memorable. We were so fortunate to be able to stay right in Times Square and loved walking around, gawking at the sights. If you are a New Yorker, I’ve heard you do not like Times Square. Did you know that mentioning... Continue Reading →

Weekend in New York City

Hello friends. It is been a long time since I have devoted a blog to Hamilton. But now is the time. Actually, the blog devoted to Hamilton will probably be next week. Today, I am thinking (with pleasing expectation) about our upcoming trip to New York City this week. It has been nearly one year... Continue Reading →

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