LITERARY ENGINEER My newest acquisition
So I got two more signed books to add to my collection. Yay! I wont go into a long explanation, but basically Kelley York donated some prizes for an auction to raise money for people the... Posted on 2/3/13 at 1:00 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Alone on Thanksgiving
Due to a quirk in the family schedule we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving over Saturday and Sunday this year. And with me needing my days off work to chip away at my book,this left Thanksgiving Thurs... Posted on 11/23/12 at 10:16 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
IN THE BLACK Used Book Sale
One way to save money on books is to buy used books. It may take more time to search for what you are looking for but sometimes you can find unexpected treasures.
The Moorhead Library is having a... Posted on 2/23/12 at 6:22 PM
THE NEW FORTY Here I am to save the day!!
Okay, so I am still in the process of pulling back together the lower level from its many scattered locations around the house. Tonight I re-situated all the emergency management books that were sitti... Posted on 2/10/11 at 8:31 PM
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it’s so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that “if Moses had one, there’d be 17 commandments rather than 10.”
As I’ve mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me. I gobbled up “Main Street” because it smelled like home.
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan’s highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels.
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