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People tell me this looks scary. No, I do not blog all day long! (Though that sure would be fun.) The only blog that comes out regularly is Madam Mayo. The others are less frequent and/or are intended to stand alone as a kind of archive or, if you will, ebook.

Madam Mayo: You will find posts here every Monday, except when not, and oftentimes more often on books, Mexico, Far West Texas, tips on creative writing, cyberflanerie, occasional guest-blogs, and etc. For more about the history and philosophy of this blog, see my talk for the Associated Writing Programs conference in 2014, "Eight Conclusions After 8 years of Blogging."

Giant Golden Buddha was a blog . . . now it's a free on-line book. From October 1, 2005- September 30, 2006, I posted a daily 5 minute writing exercise. These address aspects of craft as varied as point of view, dialogue, plot, body language, imagery, synesthesia, and beginnings. Most are mine, but several are from other poets and writers, as you will see. May they be both fun and useful for you.

Reading Tolstoy's War and Peace, a blog of the journey towards fulfilling my 2011 New Year's resolution: finally reading the whole enchilada.

Apropos of my book-in-progress about Far West Texas, the
Marfa Mondays Podcasting Project started up in January 2012 and yes, indeed, there is a blog.

Maximilian ~ Carlota which launched in July 2010, is an outgrowth of my Maximilian von Mexiko webpage, which I started some years ago to share my research about the Second Empire / French Intervention for The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, my novel based on the true story. The novel was published in English in 2009 and in Spanish in September 2010 as El último príncipe del Imperio mexicano. My files are deep, and readers continue to send me new information, which I would like to share. Though the blog is in English, comments are warmly welcome in either English or Spanish.



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