Monday, February 26, 2007

A Few Brief Updates

Be sure to read the cover article in the current (February 26) issue of Time. The title is something like "Why They Hate Each other," and it is about the fighting factions in the Middle East, Shiites and Sunnis, etc. It's full of information about things many of us (including me) find hard to understand.

I have no updates on my dieting progress or on The Clare right now. I fell on the ice last week (twice), and although I didn't break any bones, my aches and bruises have made me the ultimate couch potato. My stiff knees make dealing with ice virtually impossible, and it's been hard to avoid this winter. Buying "slip-proof" flat-heeled boots obviously didn't help. Oh well. And no, I don't want to escape to a warmer climate. I still love Chicago. Spring is on the way.

There's a lot to be said about staying in, reading, and writing. I read Nicholas Sparks' Dear John for entertainment, and I'm now in the middle of Jimmy Carter's The Virtues of Aging. I'll probably write a review of that book soon. I'm also working occasionally on my next book (I hope), Seniorwriting: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write. Once an English teacher, always an English teacher, I guess.

I'll be out and about as soon as the snow and ice disappear.


Pat Murphy said...


Hello from your old Chicago neighbors, now living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Like you, we love the Midwest, even the winters. We've become true believers in Yak Trax. They can be difficult to put on (I leave a pair on old boots), but they make it virtually impossible to slip/fall.

Looking forward to your next book!

seniorwriter said...

Thanks, Pat. I'm glad you're reading this blog. I'm afraid that with my stiff knees, the only answer is to stay far away from ice, but I'll try anything. My bruises are healing, and the snow is melting. Things are looking up! I don't know when or if I'll finish another book, but I'm still writing.