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Branagh is back..and the first 8 people to email a 25 word or less why they love Wallender get a free pb from Vintage, courtesy of a nice person at WGBH, Boston. (Ok, he sent 9 books but I took one home!) MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!Sundays, October 3, 10, and 17, 2010 at 9pm on PBS. See pbs.org for more features and an interview with Branagh.
Some people count sheep if they can’t sleep. I dig dirt. I imagine myself out in the yard digging up some part of the yard for some new project: a walkway, a stone wall, a bocce ball court. (Long story.) And every 5 years or so, I get a truckload of topsoil dropped off so I can elevate a corner of the yard or start a new flower bed. And it occurred to me, sleepily, that the sound of a shovel going into dirt is one of the most satisfying, tangible sounds, of all. The shoosh of metal on dirt, then the creation of something new. And then it hit me that writing was like that, too. The sound of writing, the sense of building something, mearuable bit by bit, and most of all, the going back and reshaping and redoing.
Ah, I could go a full month in bookstore t's w/o doing laundry! A big smile on my face last night over the ESPN piece on Ole Miss's "new" mascot, and someone in a Square Books T, right on the square. He appears around the 38 second mark. Watch the short video; fun.