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April 10, 2020

From The Front Lines

GoFundMe Campaign for Paxton Gate PDX Employees

Laura-in-gear-cropHere is a small, offbeat request from the front lines.

At right, this is Eldest Daughter, Laura Watkins, OR Nursewhom you may know better as the author of TALES FOR GULLIBLE CHILDREN on my Methadone List, who said:

Hey Mom, youre probably being deluged with requests to donate to laid-off workers funds right now, but if you could maybe tweet this one, it would really help the furloughed crew at Paxton Gate PDX, which is that super cool natural...

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Published on April 10, 2020 03:43

From The Front Lines

GoFundMe Campaign for Paxton Gate PDX Employees

Laura-in-gear-cropHere is a small, offbeat request from the front lines:

This is Eldest Daughter, Laura Watkins, OR Nursewhom you may know better as the author of TALES FOR GULLIBLE CHILDREN [on my Methadone List:

Hey Mom, youre probably being deluged with requests to donate to laid-off workers funds right now, but if you could maybe tweet this one, it would really help the furloughed crew at Paxton Gate PDX, which is that super cool natural history shop...

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Published on April 10, 2020 03:40

March 23, 2020

“The Iconic Stable Scene – Ep. 506″

Jamie and Claire in the stable. Better To Marry Than Burn

Now, overall, I liked Ep. 506 (of the STARZ Outlander TV show)especially Jocastas heartbreaking final words with MurtaughMaria Doyle Kennedy is fabulous (and Duncan LaCroix was right there with her)! Parade Magazine asked me what I thought of the iconic stable scene, though, and so I told them what I thought.

I know a lot of people found it arousing and enjoyed it, and thats greatIm all for people liking the show in all its manifestations , and people being people,...

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Published on March 23, 2020 03:30

February 13, 2020

Outlander Season 5 Premieres!

Vogue-Roger-Brianna-wedding-peekSo—premieres are upon us! We all had a wonderful time at the New York Season 5 premiere on February 11th, and will doubtless have a great time tonight in Los Angeles!! [Both premieres were special events planned by STARZ.]

My husband and I had a great time last night in L.A., celebrating our 43rd/48th anniversary (43 years legal, I mean, but we’ve been together for 48 years.)

Meanwhile, here are a couple of clips from the Good Morning America show this week, the first interview...

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Published on February 13, 2020 06:55

January 15, 2020

No BEES Publication Date Yet!

Dear All—

BEES-no-cover-yetGeez. Spend the day in a car driving from California to Arizona, and all Hell breaks loose…

On the Amazon websites (in the U.K. and various other countries!) there is a page purporting to give a release (or publication) date of October 20th, 2020, for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (with a rather gloomy-looking cover) and providing a link for pre-orders—

NO, IT ISN’T TRUE!!! (but I’ve certainly been getting a lot of apologetic email from publishers…)

First off:

1.NO, the...

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Published on January 15, 2020 03:25

January 5, 2020

Brief Explanation of How Publishing Works

2020-01-04-GCarroll-bee-crop.jpgFor Those Kind People who keep urging me to “release the book!” (as though I’m keeping the manuscript in a cage in my office)… a Brief Explanation of How Publishing Works (on the purely mechanical side):

Well, as my husband (who has certainly had enough experience by now to Know) says, “To a writer, ‘finished’ is a relative term.” And it truly is. The first ‘finished’ is the most important —when you have the Whole Thing in your hands. No feeling like it! (Though giving birth isn’t far off…)

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Published on January 05, 2020 04:40

December 25, 2019

Onion Goggles and Season 5 Credits!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

2019-12-25-oniongoogles-cropHope everyone had a lovely day, whether celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, or astonishingly wintry weather.

For those of you celebrating with gifts as well as food—what is/was your favorite Christmas present/dish? (Respond below by adding a web comment, if you wish.)

Mine was the Onion Goggles my son gave me, which made making enchiladas SO much more enjoyable! (Yes, I am indeed cooking in my pajamas.)

Season 5 Credits!

And a modest gift below...

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Published on December 25, 2019 17:19

Onion Glasses, and Season 5 Credits!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

2019-12-25-oniongoogles-cropHope everyone had a lovely day, whether celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, or astonishingly wintry weather.

For those of you celebrating with gifts as well as food—what is/was your favorite Christmas present/dish? (Respond below by adding a web comment, if you wish.)

Mine was the Onion Goggles my son gave me, which made making enchiladas SO much more enjoyable! (Yes, I am indeed cooking in my pajamas.)

Season 5 Credits!

And a modest gift below...

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Published on December 25, 2019 17:19

December 5, 2019

Happy St. Nicholas’s Day!

St. Nicholas - Slovakia (Wikipedia)Happy St. Nicholas’s Day!

If you celebrate this feast in your country, you know it’s a day for gifts—so in recognition of that, I thought I’d post a sweet message from my younger daughter:

Dear Mama—

So I was walking out of Sprouts [grocery store] last night with a few things and I saw a homeless person setting up shop for the night in the alcove. And there’s me in my warm jacket with food for my family walking to my new car about to go to my warm house with my beautiful,...

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Published on December 05, 2019 23:30

December 1, 2019

“Piety”

Social Media Hashtags: #DailyLines, #FirstSundayofAdvent, #2019

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Advent is the period just before Christmas, when we turn inward in prayer or contemplation, seeking the Light that is within us, and awaiting the great Light to come.

[Excerpt from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Copyright 2019 by Diana Gabaldon.]

2019-12-01-Advent-DGRachel had explained the basic working of a Friends Meeting to the attendees—that one sat in silence, listening to one’s inner...

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Published on December 01, 2019 00:45