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Blatherings

This space is reserved for Debbie’s Blatherings, which a personal blog she began back in April 1997. She be gradually moving over her posts from that blog but will be doing some editing since many of the links and images are broken because of multiple platform moves (including Greymatter, Moveable Type, Wordpress, Livejournal, and Squarespace). Thanks for your patience!


I CAN SEE! Igor, double eye surgery and seeing the world with new eyes

[Edited December 14, 2018: I created this post because it’s the kind of personal viewpoint I was hoping to find while researching for my own eye surgery. Please note that every situation is different – talk to a medical expert before making your own decisions. I am NOT a medical . . .



Gratitude: Lee Wardlaw

Lee Wardlaw was the very first children’s book professional who ever showed an interest in me and my work. Lee’s early encouragement meant SO much to me and she helped me get to the next stage in my career: Lee critiqued two of my middle grade novels and after she worked . . .



Old Blatherings post from April 04-30, 1997

1997-04-14 14:40:16 – FKO FilKONtario was hugely fun! More details in Allison’s upcoming con report (you ARE doing a report, aren’t you, Allison? 🙂 ). Gotta go out today, but more later. Site of the day: Steve Simmons’ home page. 1997-04-15 14:41:09 – Joke Allison’s confirmed she’s doing a FKO . . .



Chicken Cacciatore

Made chicken cacciatore (sp?) for Paul & Jodi last night. 🙂 Allison couldn’t make it :-(…she must know about my cooking. Beckett’s painting looks great!!! I’m putting it up in my office. Spending today with Paul; Rand’s showing up this afternoon. Can’t wait to see the new Ookla CDs. 🙂 . . .



FKO package

Put together a package for the FilKONtario package today consisting of a tape made from the CD master, liner notes, and a print of Beckett Gladney’s cover art. Paul Kwinn is visiting tomorrow night. He’s bringing Beckett’s original painting (Jeff bought this for me for my birthday :-))…can’t wait to . . .



Rand’s birthday

Rand Bellavia’s birthday is today! Feel free to hassle him with birthday messages. 🙂 Had a UT practice last night and got to see Jodi’s new place!



First Blathering!

It’s our beloved sound engineer’s birthday today! Please do send David Goulden birthday greetings this week! Okay, I’m hooked on caramel dip. Does everyone know what I’m talking about? Caramel dip is the stuff that comes in round plastic containers and is very gooey and caramelly and supposedly used to . . .