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My choice: the ten best books of 2011

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We have all had the experience of loving one book by an author, and finding the second just so-so.

In thinking about Thanksgiving

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In thinking about Thanksgiving, I began to count the number of tropes associated with this most American of holidays.

Take a break

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Writer's block? Swimmer's block? The author has experienced both, but now she's ready to writer, and swim, again.

What’s Next

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In the words of Snoopy: arrghhh.

The taste of words, the words of taste

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I woke up thinking of the nature of reading.

Only Haiku will do

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I really admire poets.

Those who teach…

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Once in a while I'm talked into doing something that really pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Travelogue

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I started to write this column from a hotel in Santa Fe, N.

Phishing expedition

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I was dragged into the modern world of intimate strangers when I signed on for a Facebook account.

Lost in translation

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I had the most interesting email conversation with the woman who is doing the Brazilian Portuguese translation of "One Good Dog.

Classic undertaking

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I'm not going to talk about New Year's resolutions again. That ship has sailed. I'm sure that by this time, three weeks into 2010, you've made and broken yours. I decided that as I...
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