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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Coffee

Sunday Coffee
Sometimes living on an island get get a little...insular. So the husband and I got in the car and drove today, with no particular destination in mind. It was a beautiful day, and we ended up in St. Mary's, Georgia, only because we had never been there before. There is a submarine base there, and a tiny waterfront with working boats (shrimp boats) and pleasure boats, as well as a ferry to Cumberland Island. There is a cute little park where my husband and I sat and watched the boats, the people, and this buzzard, which was diving at a tree with a nest-the mother bird kept chasing the buzzard away.

While we were sitting in the park, my husband and I were careful to observe all the rules of the park, including the one concerning the use of profanity: when in Rome!

Here is one of the boats we saw: I don't know how old this boat is, but my guess is it's at least seventy-five years old, and it is constructed entirely of wood.

This wasn't a productive week for those of us who use blogger. I didn't have any posts planned, but I wasn't able to read blog posts and comment this week, and I couldn't respond to the comments on my blog. Frustrating.

Here's a link I want to share with my readers. Beth Hoffman is the author of Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt; I've been following her on twitter where she is @wordrunner, and on her web page at bethhoffman.net.

I really love writers who are generous to other writers, and Beth Hoffman uses her blog to promote many writers. A recent guest post by Mitchell James Kaplan, author of By Fire, By Water discusses the importance of empathy for novelists: this post is definitely worth checking out. To find out more about Kaplan's novel, check out his web site here: mitchelljameskaplan.com.


Beth Hoffman said...

I'm so touched by your kind words...they mean a great deal to me. Thank you very much. I know Mitchell Kaplan will be delighted too.

Thanks again for such a lovely mention!

mitchell james kaplan said...

I am indeed delighted! And I second what you say about Beth Hoffman. She's as extraordinary a human being as she is a writer.

bibliophiliac said...

@Beth-Thanks for your wonderful author guest posts-and your own inspiring story.

bibliophiliac said...

@mitchelljameskaplan-thanks for stopping by-I loved what you had to say about Dickens (reading Our Mutual Friend right now)...

BookQuoter said...

I like that you and your hubby just drove to anywhere. I don't think we have ever done that. I wonder if I can talk my husband into doing that:)

bibliophiliac said...

@BookQuoter-that is something we both enjoy doing. I really like driving long distances, and we use the driving time for looking around and for talking. Then we just get off at any place that takes our fancy. Back the same evening!