Ann Patchett, On Parnassus

If you did not happen to see The Colbert Report last night, click here and fast forward about 15 minutes to see Ann Patchett knock one out of the park for brick-and-mortar bookstores. WELL DONE, ANN! Here’s the link to http://www.parnassusbooks.net/. Go buy something.

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Hypericon Schedule

It’s crazy…I have SO many things I’d like to post about, but my sister worked me like a Draft Horse when I was in Charleston last week, and now I’m in TN with a very short time in which to pack up my entire house…oddly enough, there may be more posts during Hypericon this weekend, when I am forced…

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AlphaOops: H is for Halloween Auction

…is now up at Do The Write Thing for Nashville: http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com/2010/05/day-6-item-23.html Bids are already up to $35. (Wow! Thanks!) Come on folks, win it before you can buy it and support a great cause. You have five days to place your bid in the comments (starting yesterday), so keep checking back!

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Muddy Waters

For us optimists, it takes a little longer for these things to sink in. When I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, my mind saw a little private single-engine Cessna, owned by someone with too much money and too little sense, clipping the side with its wing. When we checked the weather…

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