Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
The journalism classroom was set up as a sort of city room, individual desks topped with Dell computers to simulate the setting of a real newspaper for the student staff writers.
Bob Dotters, chief editor of The Light, had asked Hilary about plagiarism, a simple technical question that shut her up for a long 30 seconds. Would it never fade away? After ten years, the fear of getting found out still nailed her to the cross of the secret, punctured the center points in her palms, polished the floor of fear in her belly, and charged her feet with a quicksilver itch to run.
Even when she googled her old name, nothing popped up. The Colombia folks had been merciful out of deference to her father and let her drop from the program rather than be kicked out. Bless them.
Later that night Hilary walked the dimly lit corridor with the student writers, away from the newspaper office after they put the paper to bed, out to their cars. The odor of wet leaves left too long on concrete testified to the preference of the night maintenance workers to sit indoors drinking coffee instead of sweeping the maze of campus walkways with their push brooms.
She had parked in the faculty lot and not the student lot, so she veered to the left and hurried to her bright pink Cadillac this chilly fall night in early October a couple weeks before Halloween.
Looking across the lot towards the huge new PriceCuts, right next door to the college, she was grateful for their halogen lamps, not set up for her but rather to make their customers forget time, like a casino having no clocks and lit up 24/7. That was the only thing good about the massive new retail outlet, just opened a year ago in the fall of 2004, in time for Christmas shopping. One by one small businesses had folded just as predicted, the latest being Hubbard Hardware.
This week, the students were running an article about how friendly PriceCuts was as a neighbor to the college, letting them park in the lot. Hilary kept walking to the left and the editors to the right as they moved off campus. The students ducked across a dimly lit strip of grass separating the school's parking lot from PriceCuts'. Hilary could hear sputters of starting engines of the old clunker belonging to Bob Dotters.
She tried to keep an open mind, the way she advised her students, but she really felt for the local shop owners, getting squeezed out by the big-box retailer, even if they so far kept to the edge of the Lodi, out in the rural area, where land was cheaper. Customers did not seem to mind driving out there, the prices were so good and many of them were house poor from paying nearly a half-million for a house in the new tracts springing up like mushrooms after rain.
There were lots of cars in the PriceCuts lot, Hilary noticed, even around on the side near campus. The place stayed open until midnight, a wonder it wasn't open 24/7.
She was excited that Jacki Jones was coming to town in a few weeks to open her line of home furnishing in PriceCuts. The students were lined up to do an advance story on Jacki’s business holdings. Hilary just didn't want the story to get too big.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
This morning wrote 604 words of a community college setting for Hilary to be teaching journalism in as backstory for her work as a reporter about to go interview PriceCuts HR manager about Jacki Jones, the glamorous homemaker's design maven, coming to the Lodi PriceCuts to launch her new furniture line in the fall of 2005.
Also, last week wrote her deep secret plagiarizing incident while a student at the Colombia School of Journalism.
onward! got to get this final version of House of Cuts done by end of March, 2011!!!!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Leaves falling now brought to mind this old poem:
GIFT FROM A GLASS GRAVE
From the library shelf
And walk down the aisle
Gripped by your line-drawn eyes
Through cellophane covering
Your Awful Rowing Towards God.
A shudder folds up my belly,
Gooseflesh dances my boundaries.
I am about to receive
These paper leaves
Ironed and inked,
Transformed from those we raked
Into outlined houses
Over the dead grass
Of childhood’s fall.
June Eleanor Skalisky Kimmel Comarsh (Gillam)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Here are my interview questions to make Hilary more "real" for my readers and me:
Character Questionnaire 2
This questionnaire was invented by the noted French author Marcel Proust. These questions are frequently used in interviews so you may want to pretend you’re interviewing your characters.
- What do you consider your greatest achievement?
- What is your idea of perfect happiness?
- What is your current state of mind?
- What is your favorite occupation?
- What is your most treasured possession?
- What or who is the greatest love of your life?
- What is your favorite journey?
- What is your most marked characteristic?
- When and where were you the happiest?
- What is it that you most dislike?
- What is your greatest fear?
- What is your greatest extravagance?
- Which living person do you most despise?
- What is your greatest regret?
- Which talent would you most like to have?
- Where would you like to live?
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- What is the quality you most like in a man?
- What is the quality you most like in a woman?
- What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
- What is the trait you most deplore in others?
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
- Whose are your heroes in real life?
- Which living person do you most admire?
- What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
- On what occasions do you lie?
- Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
- What are your favorite names?
- How would you like to die?
- If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
- What is your motto?
the #2 one said to have been used by Proust
Friday, October 29, 2010
What a mystery this writing is--obsession, really, a calling for sure.
Now need to write a new Plot Point Chart for House of Cuts--will work to get it finished first. Love the charts from Writer's Digest, Dec. 2006 "All Mapped Out," Daniel Steven, Dec, p. 46. You can go to this web page to order back issues--would be worth it to get these plot templates, in my view.
Write hard, die free.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I guess this is the jarring time you hear about when you have to toss out that first awful novel and start the next one. So, I'm going through all 19 chapters and slicing out the parts that belong to a literary novel, Amy's Mother for lack of a better title for now.
Then rewriting House of Cuts as a suspense thriller with edges of wacky humor.
A couple lines from a Mary Mackey poem pop into my mind, not sure of the punctuation, sorry:
Out of the one, two
Out of the still point, the multitude
Yikes and double yikes!!!!! Sigh, sit in the chair, and just keep going. Driven by some kind of mystery.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Getting my 20 pages of House of Cuts all polished to take up to the Novel Writing Workshop this weekend. Have to make 8 copies for this in-depth event in a small group, meeting in a Victorian home (painted orange and green--how's that for near Halloween?). You read your work aloud while others follow along on their copies. Then Lucy Sanna and Antoinette May lead an hour-long critique session of your work.
Can't wait to see what I learn this time!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
We came up with six ways to increase tension:
1. Fool the reader about the character’s consciousness state: Dreaming vs. reality.
2. Have the character wonder about another character’s desires and fear them.
3. Give access to the character’s worried thoughts and doubts over a secret.
4. Describe the character’s physical manifestations of worry.
5. Show the character make an assumption that the reader could see might be wrong.
6. Add in adverbs and adjectives used by professional writers in an effective suspense scene.
I used #s 2, 3, and 4 for a scene in Ch. 2, House of Cuts, that really kicked up the tension! Onward to prepare for next week's Novel Writer's Workshop in Moke Hill.
Great to see such a lot of Comments *:)
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Getting 20 pages of HofC ready to take to Moke Hill novel workshop soon--a useful two-day event for a small group in which we read out loud our 20 pages to about eight people and get their critiques, one of them being Antoinette May http://www.antoinettemay.com/ and the other Lucy Sanna http://www.lucysanna.com/
Got rich, helpful feedback from this process last Oct. and want to give it another go.
write hard, die free!
Monday, October 4, 2010
As Tom Robbins says in Even Cowgirls... WOW, WAHOO, WHOOPEE, WHY NOT, AND WHEW!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Last night found the teensy red post-it note on which I'd written my intention to have House of Cuts out to agents by 4/11/11. I had written that in the morning the day before Easter Sunday of '09. That afternoon my darling Jerry passed away--so truly weird!!!!!!!
But now that I found the post-it again, it got me going in my revision/polishing routine for the first time since my move to Auburn! Hooray and only about 30 pages until the end (of the 300 pages)--that will complete the revision sweep brought on by sister Jacki's critique.
Then the fun of doing a "whole novel read" at one sitting again, this time really firming up the chapters and then sorting the novel into separate documents, chapter by chapter, to hone each chapter.
Working with advanced students on creating suspense moods, and that is quite useful for House of Cuts scenes, too!
We are all teaching what we most need to learn, as friend Vicki Marie said so long ago.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Got the two new lateral files hauled upstairs (thanks to Kurtis and Anthony) and after a trip back to Staples for instructions, got the file "ribs" set up to take letter-sized hanging file folders.
Got file labels printed out in categories, ready to cut and slip into clear plastic label holders. So far:
CATEGORY SOCIAL SECURITY
SALES RECEIPTS DELTA STUBBS, SKEDS
2010 TAXES STATE FARM INS.
Other INSURANCE INVESTMENTS
For 7 years other financials
Record Keeping guidelines
WHEN I DIE MY LIFE INSURANCE
Marriage, divorce records other legals
CATEGORY JER’S SCHOLARSHIP
JER’S MILITARIA JER’S MEMORIALS
CATEGORY INTERIOR DESIGN
CATEGORY GYM, trainer
ARTICLES: TOPICS OF INTEREST Religion
MAPS TRAVEL MEMENTOS
PLANS FOR TRAVEL
CATEGORY XMAS LETTERS
Near computer: CONTACTS
Other technology i-Pad stuff
CURRENT BILLS & current TO DO PENDING BILLS,
PAID BILLS ONLINE
DELTA CLASSES ENG 43C
ENG 44A ENG 44B
ENG 47 BIBLE ENG 70
GILLAM WRITING ENTERPRISES INDIE PUBS
FINAL DRAFT ENG 44B MY NEW TEXT
CATEGORY LAP publisher
MY DISS BOOK
POETRY SHORT STORIES
HOUSE OF CUTS Native Americans
Versions other HofCuts
CATEGORY OLD CALENDARS
CARDS FROM PEOPLE I LOVE things kids made
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Today the two big lateral file cabinets I've ordered should arrive and I can start filing ALL my stuff!!!!! Poems, short stories, novel starts, memoirs, business stuff, etc.
Seems like an impossibility, really, but going to go for it so can stop wasting time chasing down papers scattered in boxes, drawers, cheap old vertical files of various sizes, etc.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Also, where to sit and write?
Monday, August 16, 2010
I'm back from a summer of moving to Auburn and taking a month-long trip to Europe! Got to get my new writing spot established and get rolling in my new writing group to finish that revision of House of Cuts! Think I will need yet another revision, actually, based on feedback from agent Verna Dreisbach, but hey, learning a lot regarding how to link character and plot.
Going to use the Cooperative Inquiry method for the first time with students in Delta's Creative Writing, Style, class, so that should be a juicy piece of learning.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Working an hour each morning again, on the polish pass through after sister jacki gave feedback on the whole--trying for 25 pages per morning so as to get to the end! (then will still need one or two more passes through it all--a labor of love/obsession!)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Will be trading the first five pages with other writers tonight at the UCD extension group to give each other critiques based on the advice in THE FIRST FIVE PAGES by Noah Lukeman, a great book I look forward to rereading *:)
Monday, May 17, 2010
"[Crime] Novels with well-written protagonists and antagonists bring us to terms with the duality within ourselves."
See the whole piece at http://sisters-in-crime-sinc.blogspot.com/
Saturday, at Zoe Keithley's Story Circle Workshop, got a new scene written as part of adding in autopsy report along with deeper motivation for detective Eddie Keen.
Write hard, die free *:)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'm using the whole book outline I created last September as the basis for the synopsis and it is working!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
We agreed that Americans can be so prudish, Europeans kid us for that "flaw," and folks agreed with me that if we put more sex into mainstream novels, the romance genre might not grab the 57% of the market that it does now.
A mission in life *:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A whole week has flow by since my last post! Spent three days at the Gold Rush Writers' Conference at Mokulumne Hill Fri-Sunday, getting some new ideas for final polishing of House of Cuts. Again, getting slowed down on yet it feels worth it. Also spent the last two Mondays at the UC Davis Extension Galleria learning more about publishing from the awesome agent Verna Dreisbach. For next Monday, we have to write and bring query letters and read aloud to the class for critique by Verna and another agent! Plus we have to give a 45 word pitch, too!
Now all I need to do is to go away to an isolated spot and finsh the novel--all the way. But, yikes, it's the end of the semester and I'm overwhelmed with student papers to read and grade!!!
~~time, need more of it!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Getting more of my students to create blogs and start enjoying this way of expanded networking with writers and readers!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Spent a juicy five hours on Good Friday with sista Jacki, aka mm, discussing her views on my "under construction" House of Cuts and her tips for changes.
Up at 5:00 this morning to ponder and plan what should be the final touches to the novel--not major and praying they are the last before the House is on the market *:)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Here is my lastest pitch, to use to introduce the novel at the reading:
HOUSE OF CUTS is the story of Amy Kovar, shocked into a new life path when she discovers the awful truth about her husband. With newfound courage, she battles to learn the story of her mother, who died giving birth to her, so she can resurrect the feminine line through her own future children. In trying to rescue the person who knew her mother best, Amy will come face to face against a killer, who imagines himself to be a sort of Robin Hood, destroying a rich and powerful global retailer in order to bring back to life little mom and pop stores.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Went to L.F. Crawford's book signing yesterday at Madison and Manzanita--what a great writer she is--so prolific, really inspiring. Her web page is at
Can't get link button to make a live link...
Friday, March 12, 2010
Aiming for truly being done by the end of spring break, just before Easter. Somehow, symbolic in a huge way.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A bit on the scary side, but it's time *:)
Monday, March 8, 2010
length, width, depth, time--dimensions all fluffed up around me and needing to be settled into a final form.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Guess I need to keep better track now of the costs and income (!), because the IRS wants you to show a profit two years out of five in order for you to be a legit "enterprise"!!!!
And yes, wrote again a couple hours on the polishing--writing a new outline along side the text of the whole novel to firm up for the LAST TIME! the flow of the novel...
Friday, February 26, 2010
Last night, a couple of writer/teacher colleagues helped me think outside one of the boxes I'd written my novel into, for a more subtle way to increase the tension in the beginning and yet keep the reader's attention--yahoo and let's hear it for our writing group buddies!!!!!!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The $15/year membership dues are more than worth it if every month brings such delightful speakers! Capitol Crimes is the local Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Also, read more of John Atkinson's TIMEKEEPER, a shockingly vivid account of a young man's wandering to escape torture at home and at school.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Just learned one of my poems, "The Coming Dust," has been accepted for Manzanita, Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra, Volume 6. Yahoo! It is so much fun to get your writing published. Am thinking (again) of creating a non-profit publishing organization for the Sacramento Area to let other writers have this joy, too. More to come on that later.
So, I had to update my biog for the Manzanita collection and wrote:
- Upon discovering Ferlinghetti in the stacks at Sacramento City College Library decades ago, June Comarsh Gillam fell in love with the embodied experience of word rhythms and kaleidoscopic images, whether reading others’ work or creating her own. She has taught writing and literature at San Joaquin Delta College since 1990.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Hmmmm--sounds like it might contain something helpful? Preparing to lead an out-of-town Reading Group in a discussion of Laurie R. King's Art of Detection. Did pick up a few bits from preparing for this which are useful for my book, so even though i was not at my dining room table "desk" and laptop, was (as always really) working/playing *:)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
the appearance of being true or real : the detail gives the novel some verisimilitude.
(from my iMac dictionary *:)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Jiveo! as my 100% Bohemian Czech dad used to toast, but I can't find that word anywhere... What I can find: na zdravi (Czech) to your health!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
write hard, die free,
as i always say *:)
Monday, February 1, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Going to read this morning at the Valley Hi Public Library. Will read from my dissertation, a before and after story showing the impact of the Cooperative Inquiry on my own writing.
What a long strange road, being a writer.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Will go tomorrow morning to be part of a READ IN with 14 or so other writers at Valley High Public Library in Elk Grove, CA, 7400 Imagination Circle. I'm supposed to read in the 11:00 to 12:00 timeslot, in case anyone wants to come listen *:)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Yikes!!!!! I could not get back into the dashboard for this blog!!!! Worked an hour Wednesday and 45 minutes today, sorting through the box of papers, etc., weaving in bits from the old into the current draft of House of Cuts, but now have to try to sort out getting back into the dashboard here.
Blogging is tricky???? I see I am signed in as J and J Gillam...? will sign out from that...
Okay did sign out--was in wrong account but don't know how I got there...
to be continued...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
An hour and a half going through my boxes of old stuff accumulated for the book--found some cool things to pop right into the current version! Halfway through this sorting now--does not feel too much like revising/polishing yet I know it is essential to sort seeds like one of the ants who helped in Psyche's task before completion of the whole project.
On with this heavy word work *:)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Revisiting character biogs, shaping and polishing them, seeing and feeling them, hearing them, taping them to my dining room wall and on the other wall, settings, and on the third wall, the one holding the History of the World in a huge spiral like a photo of a giant snail, plot points, what else?
Keeping useful notes, focusing in on the final draft about to manifest--feel ready for House of Cuts to be born, House of Dads is getting restless.
when i'm not going sideways...
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Got to murder our darlings *:) See
(tried to put this in as an active link but it does not show up--the joys of learning to blog!)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Found about 8 to 10 pages about 2/3 of the way through to cut out that were making the story line sag, and came up with a plan to get the whole thing reworked, so feeling great.
Just last night read in the Special 90th Anniversary Issue of Writer's Digest an interview with Ferlinghetti at age 90, in which he recounts that Bukowski, "who wrote every single day, all day," believed that "when you weren't writing, you weren't a writer." Something to keep in mind.
Ferlinghetti was the first poet I fell in love with, seated in the library stacks at Sac City College, pulling out one book of poetry after the other. His "poem 14" of Coney Island of the Mind threw me into the clutches of poetry, forever:
poem "14", a composition of perfect carousel circuitousness:
Don't let that horse
eat that violin
cried Chagall's mother
kept right on
And became famous
And kept on painting
The Horse with Violin In Mouth
And when he finally finished it
he jumped up upon the horse
and rode away
waving the violin
And then with a low bow gave it
to the first naked nude he ran across
And there were no strings
found this at
hooray for (the internet) today!
plus, Ferlinghetti says he was not of the Beats, but before them, a bohemian...
Once I went to see him read in person at Sierra 2. His dog sat beside him the whole time, scratching.
I wrote the first line of a poem about him, but never added anything to it:
Ferlinghetti's dog has fleas.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Will spend all day Saturday (trek to Sutter Buttes canceled due to, what else, rain) reading the whole novel, going all the way through it at one sitting. Maybe create a new time line or jot notes to self on things to still fix.
Yikes, the mass of words is so large, spilling all over the place like Tita's tears in Like Water for Chocolate,
like a loaf of bread that rose and overflowed not just the mixing bowl but the kitchen, the writing room, the whole house and out into the streets of Sac! Punch it back down!!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Not sure how to handle being at page 60 of the revision/polishing and having to go back each time to the start of the story to monitor the flow--yet don't feel like reading and marking the paper printout of the 325 pages (as recommended by the writing teacher Lisa Leonard-Cook) either because I can't see myself reading the whole thing without making some kind of notes which would stop the flow of the reading as a whole.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Well, today I wrote from 6 a.m. til 9:20 a.m. but took about 15 minutes out to eat, at the same time, of course, thinking about the writing, then went back to writing. Wondering if eating breakfast in the middle might be a good way to extend my "seat time" and thus get more quickly through the current 325 pages on this fourth pass through the novel. It's starting to feel like it is really becoming what it wants to be now and much more ready for sending to agents *:)
I'm excited because tomorrow the spring 2010 semester starts at Delta and I hope to see many of the Creative Writing, Story, students show up here and even start their own blogs to keep track of their process.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wish I could stick myself in my writing chair for longer time chunks--need more of that Whidbey Island Writers' Conference "Butt Glue" LOL.
But, something is better than nothing as I tell my students, and at least I'm on the trail to the finish line to complete the novel and get started with the 2nd in the Amy Kovar series--not Amy Boykin as it says on my Guppie page: www.sinc-guppies.org/authors/a.gillam.html
Thinking of using a different name for this first novel in the Amy series, since Gillam is SO OFTEN MISSPELLED (Gilliam, Gillman, Gillan, etc.) which turns me into a hateful maniac wanting to lash out at sloppy stupido spellers.
How about using great g'ma Nancy's middle name, Augusta, as my last name?
write hard, die free
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Still weaving and trimming and adding so the flow of the story is what it wants to be, so to speak. Magical time, this work.
Got a few specific things jotted down to work on today at Zoe's midtown writing circle--hooray for Zoe Keithley!!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
fake it til you make it: fall in love with your writing to give time wings.
This morning from 6:30 to 9:00, I just flew through my novel-polishing in a semi-bliss state. It did help to review again some comments from my small writers' group (not actual small people but a small group *:) to spur me along, must say. Thank you C and A!
Now am up to page 55 of 322 pages, and really enjoying the ride in Writerland--this part is esp. fun since I get to be both a reader of my novel and a (re)writer 8:)
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Aside: the homemade lentil/black bean/carrot soup from my crockpot was delish, although mysteriously spicy--first time I ever tried cooking lentils, in preparation for going vegan soon, yikes!
Back to the writers' meeting; the comment was made that my main character seemed to be sometimes shallow and comedic while other times profound and poetic. So this morning's 90 minutes was devoted to taking it again from the top and weaving in a few explicit lines integrating these two facets of the same character--love getting feedback from readers to help me see how others "read" and so co-create the story 8:)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A couple of writing group friends are coming over today at 2:00 to give each other input on our writing--that's always motivating, as well. It's raining here so I put on the crock pot full of lentil soup.
Wish I could go away to some isolated spot though and just plow through it all to get the final revised and polished novel all done! and ready to send to agents... not just ready, but sent out. Fantasy land.
As Jer always said, good things take time.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Along the way, made up a list of six points I need to research. Research is a task I can do after the critic brain wakes up but the polishing calls for the first-thing-upon-rising mind.
Having this blog to report to helps a lot even if no one is reading it--weird!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Well, anyhoo, from 6:15 to 7:30, kept on keeping on the polishing words work. It is different from the pleasure of the flow of first draft creation, but lovely in its own way. For me the first pass or two at revision, the big blocks of scenes and interplay of characters, is the most arduous, with the first draft and this polishing the most blissful.
write hard, die free,
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
BTW, am about 100 pages into Pete Dexter's Spooner, and find it kind of falling apart but will keep on keeping on a bit more; met a man last night who said he had given up on it though.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Using this method of reading from the beginning each time, though I won't be able to keep that up, makes this type of polishing/editing actually pleasurable.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
At night before sleep, reading a Christmas gift from Julie, the new novel SPOONER by Pete Dexter--love his writing!!!!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Oddly, coyotes have been spotted in my American River Biketrail neighborhood lately.