NancyFreund

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TMI

Posted by nancyfreund11 on November 17, 2016 at 12:50 AM

Some people believe there’s no such thing as too much information, but I’d say it depends on the category. For example, I love a certain level of gross. Last week at my folks’ house in California we had Jake the awesome pesticide guy help us out with what we lear...

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Sequence is a Big Part of Consequence

Posted by nancyfreund11 on November 2, 2016 at 1:50 PM


Sequence is a big part of consequence.  That line, or one like it, certainly that concept, is from Ali Smith’s first essay “On Time” in ‘Artful.&...

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Planting Trees

Posted by nancyfreund11 on May 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM

When's the best time to plant a tree?  Twenty years ago.  Or if you didn't do it then, TODAY.


I KNOW it would have been smart to organize my email list like I used to keep my old-fashioned address book when I was a kid.  I hate losing track of friends -- always have -- so I was the kid at summer camp who made sure the directory was up-to-date before we all scattered to our homes at the end of our sessions.  I ma...

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Rotten Blogger: That's Not My Name

Posted by nancyfreund11 on August 24, 2015 at 4:10 AM

This past April I wandered achingly around the London Book Fair, like all 24,000 attendees, perhaps, with an overwhelming awareness that there might be MUCH to gain, personally and professionally, if only! If only I knew where to stop, who to talk to, what to see. A gnawing awareness that I coulda-shoulda-woulda planned it better, done it differently if only… It’s one thing to agonize afte...

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