The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Friday, October 14, 2011


This book will go on sale in March, 2012.

     Yesterday I had an exciting phone call, but I tried to keep my hopes dampened down a bit. A story I had submitted a while ago made it to the "semi-finals" for a Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology. What an honor to make it that far, I figured. I had heard from several people--Linda O'Connell, for example--about how being "chosen" was sometimes a temporary high. Once the final selections are made, some stories get kicked to the curb.

     Why let the news spread like wildfire, if I'm only going to be disappointed later?  I rationalized. I've got time to savor my little scrap of success before the final cut is made.

      Today, I got another email. My story "No More Ditches" has made the final cut and will be in the collection Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters, due out in March of 2012.



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bloody Blogger!

      I am still having trouble posting on some blogs. I cannot understand why some are easy sailing, and others are impossible. (I cannot even post a comment on my own blog!) So if I have not posted on your blog--and I usually do--it's because I have done everything Mr. Blogger has asked, and still he snubs me.

     These are the steps I have been asked to take by Mr. Blogger:

1. Sign in under my Google account. Redirected...
2. Sign in as "anonymous." On some blogs this works.
3. If anonymously sneaking in a comment does not succeed, I get the following request:
  • Pull your hair up to show the true color.
  • Pull your shirt up, and make your belly fat into a "puppet."
  • Pull your upper eyelids up, to see what you'd look like if you had the money to get a much-needed face lift.
4. Then, Mr. Blogger laughs, and "redirects" me nowhere.

Does anyone out there have a solution?  Are there others like me? Are you having trouble (still) as well? SOS (Save Old Sioux).