Happiness is a portable computer, by Deb Emily

I got a laptop so I could hide from the baby. My husband’s job involves talking on the phone with the California office, which is eight hours behind us. So he works afternoons and evenings, and looks after our boys in the morning. The boys have a great time, playing Lego and programming robots. (And a somewhat annoyed time practicing instruments and French pronuciation.) At the time we started using…

Monday, September 14, 2009

This is your major, should you choose to accept it…by Deb Emily

I once heard a second-hand story about an undergrad at my friend’s college who had married young, been widowed young, and was supported by her husband’s estate so long as she was studying full-time at college. I can’t say for sure I remember the details exactly right, or that the story was 100% true to begin with, but as I recall this was to be her third bachelor’s degree. The…

Monday, September 7, 2009

Your New Monday Deb

Hi, I’m Emily! I’m an American but I currently live in England. My novel, THE WHOLE WORLD, is set in England, but being published in America. I’m thrilled to be part of the Debutante Ball. In 2006 I moved from New Hampshire to Cambridge (UK) with my husband and two little boys. There was a lot to adapt to, starting with language: Here, smart means “well dressed.” To compliment someone’s…

Monday, August 31, 2009