Archive for October, 2010

  • Not the Great Pumpkin but Great

    Not the Great Pumpkin but Great

    October 31st, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    I know today is a day reserved for sugar and scary things but I came across these amazing images of the sun today by a very talented photographer named Alan Friedman. Because he titled this print “Not the Great Pumpkin” I think it’s just fine to blog about on Halloween.   What impresses me the [...]


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  • Older Than Dirt

    Older Than Dirt

    October 22nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    A very dear friend of mine turned forty-six yesterday and was a bit dismayed at finding himself no longer equidistant to forty and fifty but decidedly closer to fifty. I considered making the old joke list of things older than he: fire, the wheel and dirt. However, it might have ruined the warm chocolate cake [...]


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  • Older Than Dirt

    Older Than Dirt

    October 22nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    A very dear friend of mine turned forty-six yesterday and was a bit dismayed at finding himself no longer equidistant to forty and fifty but decidedly closer to fifty. I considered making the old joke list of things older than he: fire, the wheel and dirt. However, it might have ruined the warm chocolate cake [...]


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  • Au Revoir, Benoit

    Au Revoir, Benoit

    October 19th, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    The novel on which I am currently working has elements that are inspired by fractal geometry and the work of Benoit Mandelbroit so I was sorry to hear that he passed away last week. I will not be able to eventually meet him now. While most people do not know the Mandelbrot name, they do [...]


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  • The Underworld

    The Underworld

    October 13th, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Usually, I think of the underworld as a metaphorical place or psychological experience. It’s the trip through Dante’s Inferno or the descent of Persephone into Hades. It’s the dark night we all go through from time to time in the course of a life. Yet, every rare once in a while we witness something that [...]


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  • Bring the Pumpkins, Caramel Apples and Cider!   Bring the Fanged Things and Dancing Spiders!

    Bring the Pumpkins, Caramel Apples and Cider! Bring the Fanged Things and Dancing Spiders!

    October 2nd, 2010 | Uncategorized | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    My new blog will be launching in time for Halloween.  But if you sneak around the site before then, you will find broken links and half-written things and things that do not make any sense. The webmistress assumes no responsibility for any mental duress or insanity caused by these things.   She assumes you showed up [...]


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