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Hello dear readers,

Sorry I’m posting so late today, but I’m waiting until after Inside the Writer’s Studio with Vern Thiessen, since I’m sure that will be very interesting.

To hold you until then, here is some of tonight’s dinner conversation. We were discussing movies, in particular an awful one we tried to watch last night.

Chris: “It was like nails on a chalkboard. Ugh!” (shudder)

Rod: “You know what really sounds like nails on a chalkboard? Dragging a bench across concrete.”

~ Silence ~

Ryan: (shaking head) “I love the segues, dude.”

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  1. Jocé

    Hey Holli, Just a comment on the photos you’ve added ~ very nice. I love the pebble stream ones, below with gorgeous monarch, and scrolling right down to Day1 – the sparkling waters. Brings to mind some lines from Dylan Thomas, if you’ll indulge me a quote? —
    “…green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
    Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
    And the sabbath rang slowly
    In the pebbles of the holy streams.”
    i think Dylan would have liked the Catskills 🙂
    So glad your sweetheart couriered a scan-disk -what a great guy 🙂

  2. Story Teller

    Hi Jocelyn,

    Thank you! I glad you liked the photos. I’m very happy with how they turned out, too. Beautiful quote. I’ve always liked this one by Thoreau:

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

    I will have to write about the writer’s studio tomorrow. It ran really late, and I’m exhausted. Much love to you!


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