Writing Cave Essentials

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The view from my writing cave today is very winter-esque and cavelike.  If my cropping has caused confusion, this is the view out the sliding glass door next to me as I write this. Yes, there is over 3 feet of snow on the other side of my (thankfully) well-insulated glass window. A warm cave is a good cave. I don’t have an office. OK, that’s a lie—I do have a…


If You’ve Met Me…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A few months ago, a friend asked me to pick him up and drive him to the airport. When I arrived at his place, he was standing on the porch wearing a Biscuits t-shirt and a New York Rangers hat complete with Super Mario Bros pin. His climbing pack was at his feet, and he may or may not have been smoking from a vape. As he climbed in my…


These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Monday, March 20, 2017

This week the Debs are singing songs from the Sound of Music…wait, no, that’s just Deb Crystal. But we are talking about some of our favorite things–the things that make us happy, that make us smile, that make us laugh. The Roman orator and philosopher, Seneca, once said, “True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.” I’m not always good about the anxious dependence part, but…


Deb Susan’s Mind is All Tied Up

At heart, I’m a creature of simple comforts. The things I’m most attached to are my memories. Like most authors, I have a vivid imagination (probably too vivid – seeing as how I spend my days finding new and inventive ways to my kill my imaginary friends). Anything can trigger a memory, and almost everything does. I wouldn’t want it any other way. When I think about writing, I think…

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Culinary Triage: Exploding Gravy and Other Holiday Traditions by Deb Lisa Daily

Christmas Day 2007 will forever be referred to as “The Day the Gravy Exploded”, joining the ranks with such other exciting and memorable days as “The Year The Cat Stepped in the Stuffing” and “The One Where We Got Five Feet of Snow on Christmas Eve and Lisa’s Big Christmas Present (a waterbed!) Was Across The Street In The Neighbors Garage.” * *This was back in the late 70’s when…

Wednesday, December 26, 2007