Monthly Archives: July 2008

The hardback, which arrived yesterday, has one change on it:  It now says “A Novel of the Civil War.”  It has the three quotes, from Pat Conroy, Robert Hicks and Madison Smartt Bell.  I have not met any of those … Continue reading

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Earthquake today.  And I missed it.  Must have happened when the garbage trucks went by in the alley, and I thought it was them.  My son called from camp, “Dad, did you feel the earthquake?”  “No.”  “We didn’t either, we … Continue reading

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Today is dull-blog.  A day of collecting information and putting it into compartments.  I heard the boys in the house having their trumpet and clarinet lessons.  The wind blows, and the tall new stalks of the Mexican weeping bamboo outside … Continue reading

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I go to Astronomy Picture of the Day every day.  Not only are the pictures ‘awesome’ in the correct usage of the word (not just the sum of all awe), but the descriptions are also swell.  Today’s is a run-of-the-mill … Continue reading

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My son wants to tell you that he’s completely miserable with the stomach flu.  And that he has to clean up his very messy room (I am taking dictation here, and he is speaking in the third person), wearing sunglasses … Continue reading

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It was a one day recovery.  Back on the Physically Unable to Perform list goes the youngster with a recurrence of stomach flu.  Missing the last day of camp, which was sad.  His brother gave me a tour of the … Continue reading

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Well, he certainly recovered in a hurry.  Off to camp he went this morning, delighted and excited, a camp at the Fowler Museum in Westwood, where they apparently have the run of the museum and are making art.  He spent a … Continue reading

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My son and I are house-bound, as he was up for hours last night, losing most of what was inside him from both ends.  Seems in a pretty good mood today, but he’s going to take a nap pretty soon, … Continue reading

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The boys are in the other room watching Le Tour de France, and I am tickling the new Facebook and My Space pages.  Feels like summer.  We’ll practice with the All Star team this evening, but won’t join them on … Continue reading

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Dave’s Schedule so far

Here is what I know as of today:    9/10 – Borders Westwood – Book signing 9/16 – Pasadena, CA – Vromans – Talk, Discussion, Signing 9/26 – Mobile, Alabama – Southern Independent Booksellers Assn – Hyperion Cocktail Party 9/27 … Continue reading

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