I rented Revolutionary Road, directed by the great Sam Mendes, from Netflix. The 1st disk arrived cracked in half. The replacement had the abortion scenes edited out. Sabotage, censorship! I called Netflix; they said the movie studios do it because abortion is such a hot political topic. Are they afraid of getting penalized? They said it is one of the reasons they are retiring DVD service after 25 years.😟
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My current project
I write about my obsessions
theories of psychological growth
relationships , easy and difficult
children young and old
poetry for young and old
I have loved Annie Ernaux' books. Am thrilled she was recognized.
Elvis' death the 16th
E.O. Wilson was my hero as a naturalist and conservationist. He was the gentlest of people. Anita Greene was my Jungian analyst for years at different times of my life. I miss both terribly already.
Favorite TV crime series
latest book by a client
my new novel, Blood & Water
Blood & Water -- a novel
I have embarked on an experiment: publishing this novel with themes I care about deeply via an almost-free ebook self-publishing service. The book is available on all online places, including libraries. If you like the book or are interested in this company, contact me for a guide to self-publishing your own book online.
The world of ebook self-publishing has expanded. This service -- Draft2Digital seems the best so far to me.
New methods of self-publishing
Let me help you discover the best way to produce your works. The options have improved.
nature diaries by women (partial list)
Fishing Diary by Muriel Foster
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
Love Among the Butterlies by Margaret Fountaine,
Notes from a Natualist's Diary, Clarie Walker Leslie
Tracks, Roybyn Davidson
Home at Grasmere, Dorothy Wordsworth
Frist Spring, Phylllis Meras
Rural Hours, Susan Fenimore Cooper
The Flowrer and the Nettle, Anne Morrow Lindbrgh
Plant Dreaming Deep, May Sarton
Earthly Paradise, Colette
Pigrim. at Tinker Creak, Annie Dillard