MURDER AND MAYHEM

Growing up I was exposed to a steady stream of murder and mystery courtesy of my mother. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Charlie Chan. Ellery Queen. And the one I truly dreaded: Jessica Fletcher. Each Sunday evening we watched the Cabot Cove, Maine mystery writer amateur sleuthing her way to the […]

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WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN

Still thinking about the Dimbley Lecture given by Jeanette Winterson.  I’ve long admired her writing, her thinking, and recently re-read ‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ as part of my study of memoir–eager to do a more in depth analysis of this work alongside ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit’, paying attention to […]

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