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Hi, Lora; it's always a pleasure to meet fellow Trek fans. You may be interested in the TrekBBS's TrekLit forum -- lots of discussion about the new books, and a fair few authors hang around and discuss these things with us!
I thought you'd be interested to know that "STRETCH: Coming of Age in Post-War Germany", the sequel to "Weeds Like Us" has just been published! You can find details on my website:www.weedslikeus.com as well as on amazon.com and bn.com. Happy reading! (Oh, by the way, barring the unforeseen, a German-language version of my first book "Weeds Like Us" will be published in Hamburg in Spring 2011.) Best holiday wishes! Gunter
Thank you for your nice note! I still continue to write w/out paragraphs. A personal characteristic which is somewhat out of my control. If I tried to write in a more orderly fashion the first time around I'm not sure what would happen. Perhaps I would lose certain fluidities or maybe the thought disorder would be less apparent. lol I have in fact, read people's work who had very good grammar but they were not good writers. Now why is that? As in most professions, in order to excel I suppose a person must have the subtext down to a fine art.The explicit can be taught, however the implicit is of the prime importance.
Thank you for sending ideas about what could be bothering my kitty cats skin. I wish there was a different word for hormone, here's why.. whor moan?!!? This is what comes to my mind..a little disconcerting to say the least.lol Since we are discussing hormones..Erin Brockovitch(researcher) was investigating the hormone YAZ. What about the drug Vioxx? Was that not unbelieveable? I know people who were given/offered prescriptions for both and didn't take either. Their "Implicit" must have been working overtime. Thank God.
Couldn't post the correct spelling of the word w- hore as it would not let me send message due to banning of word.
Accordingly. There I go again. Not being able to edit after the fact on these postings actually does drive me up the wall! Reminds me of the free info. services available over the phone that are voice activated. You ask for one city and they give you a totally different one sometimes 6 to 7 times in a row.. feeling the same type of communication frustration.
No worries. Doesn't seem to be getting any worse. You know when you solve a problem how it can invent another problem? I suppose it all depends...what is one person's problem is another's solution. It's difficult to come up with a solution when unable to recognize the source of the problem. We took the 17 yr. old cat to the vet. They stained her eye and found a scratch w/ a teeny tiny herpes ulcer. The vet gave her a shot that will last for two weeks and should also be good for her skin. Meanwhile still administering eye drops. Since the weather is definitely colder I hope it will help with the fruit flies. I have read fruit flies can live inside drains. My garbage disposal is not working properly because of a small metal something rattling around..so I have not been using it. Perhaps this is contributing to the problem. Who knows? Maybe our kitties have emotional/mental problems just like people and act like they have mites/insects crawling over them for similar reasons as humans.
I just finished reading the book "The Elected Member" A Man-Booker Prize winner. The main character is drug addicted and suffers from terrorizing episodes of thousands of imaginary silverfish crawling over his body. With all the recent findings of dangerous unwanted ingredients in pet/people food again who knows? Thanks for thinking of us with love and hope!
I wonder if you could help me? My cats seem to have fleas, although as far as the vet and I can see they do not. We have recently had a problem with indoor fruit flies. Could the culprit be the tiny mite Histiostoma laboratorium bothering my kitty cats ?
Happy to hear from you. Thank You for your answers to my questions. It must be fun to be traveling and studying so much of interest. Talk of ideas! Your lives and minds must be reeling with all the possibilities! Wishing you both a continuation of your Cerebral Celebrations and of course a Very Merry Christmas!!
Hello Lora! How have you been? I haven't been on Shelfari in a while, and I haven't read a good book in sometime so I decided to log back in and see what I had on my "Plan to Read" list and jot some titles down, heading out to the bookstore in a bit. I was wondering if you had a Facebook so I can add you :)
Hope life is treating you well, take care!
I'm probably not the best person to ask about facebook advice. With that caveat - my feeling is I'm just not going to put anything on my facebook page the I can't imagine seeing anywhere. No pictures of drunken revelry at last night's party, no rants about the boss...etc.
I hope you do try out some genealogy. start small, with your parents and g-parents, then go from there. It's the kind of hobby that can be put aside, and picked up again as the mood strikes. Aside from interview with older relatives, the information isn't going anywhere, and it gets easier as time goes on and things get put on the net.