Time

Charflownyt Here's Charlie peering out through the flowers my publisher sent when The Secret Wedding made the NYT list. It'll be in the paper this coming Sunday at #14. So yay! And thanks to everyone who's bought the book.

There's an excellent review up on the Book Smugglers Blog and there'll be an interview with me on that site round about now. I can't remember what I said, because that is in the past, which is sort of what this blog is about.
Tswsm
Have to start with the cover of the book, of course, but then on to time — the weird time sense of an author. This came to mind today when I went to tape a radio interview for a program here in BC called North By Northwest. (It'll be podcast in a few weeks and I'll let you know where you can hear it.) I was chatting to someone in the station and I mentioned that I was having to put my mind back into The Secret Wedding because currently my brain is mostly engaged with The Secret Duke, Ithorne's story, which will be out next April.

Of course the number of segments an author's mind is split into depends on how many books she writes and has published in a year, but there's always
The past — the stories recently finished but somewhere in the production line, including most aspects of any being published now, because the business of publication is done by others.
The present — the story being written now, plus any book being published now, because I'm likely to be doing interviews and being asked questions about it.
The future — stories in the planning stage, ones being proposed and accepted for future publication, and those vague twinkles in the imaginary eye.

Effigy I like the idea of living in the now, but at times it's very difficult to tell when that is.
Talking of time, sort of, consider poor Dorothea Doderidge, fixed for all time in such an uncomfortable position

So for me, now
The past: The Secret Wedding and the old traditional Regencies that are going to be reissued because I have to pull them back into mind to advise about cover details and such.
The present: The Secret Wedding because of interviews and such. The Grail novella, which I finished recently and is now in editing. The Secret Duke, which is really where my mind is now. Covers for The Stanforth Secrets, and soon The Stolen Bride. And it's even cover time for The Secret Duke, out next April!
The future: an SF novella for a collection called Star Crossed Lovers. Whatever novel comes next. I'm hoping the muse visits with a really nifty idea, otherwise I'll have to work on that consciously.
Jug
On time, consider this jug. In itself it isn't that wonderful item. Its value comes from time because it's a rare survivor from the 12th century. It's from a temporary exhibit at Exeter where a new museum is under construction.

There are other odd aspects to time. For a reader, a book read now is in the present, but for an author it can be in the distant past. Readers will sometimes ask me specific questions about a book I wrote 15 or more years ago. I love that they're enjoying the book, but detailed questions about character motivations or such can befuddle me, and then I feel like a bad parent who's forgotten a child.

30+ children are hard to remember, though!

I sometimes think I should set aside some time and read all my books in storyline order. It would be fascinating, but it would take a while.
Exeterwall
This picture is of some of the city wall in Exeter, originally built by the Romans, and as it says, repaired by many others over time.

There are other time shifts in life. Gardening, for example, where we have to plan in one season for results in another. Can you think of others? Do you have multiple time zones in your life?

And perhaps "now", the ever present moment, is the rarest time to be. How often do we manage that? And a convoluted question. If we're absorbed in reading a historical novel, are we in the now, or the then?

Here's the Ship Inn in Exeter, which as the sign says, was Sir Francis Drake's favorite.
Drake
Shipinn
Feel free to share any thoughts you have on time.

I'll award a book to one randomly picked commenter on the subject of time.

Cheers,

Jo

PS, cheers for Typepad. This time, when I clicked on preview, I got a screen shot of how it would actually look.
So any oddities are entirely mine own. πŸ™‚

265 thoughts on “Time”

  1. Jo, I just came back from vacation where I read The Secret Wedding by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri (or two). Talk about an odd juxtaposition of time, with modern music piped in, half-naked and tattooed people all around—and I was totally engaged in the 18th century with you!
    Right now I’m revising a book I wrote 3 and 1/4 books ago. It’s not exactly as if someone else wrote it, but there are pages of it that don’t sit right anymore. If anything, it’s good to realize that I have grown and changed…so it’s not too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.:)

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  2. Jo, I just came back from vacation where I read The Secret Wedding by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri (or two). Talk about an odd juxtaposition of time, with modern music piped in, half-naked and tattooed people all around—and I was totally engaged in the 18th century with you!
    Right now I’m revising a book I wrote 3 and 1/4 books ago. It’s not exactly as if someone else wrote it, but there are pages of it that don’t sit right anymore. If anything, it’s good to realize that I have grown and changed…so it’s not too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.:)

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  3. Jo, I just came back from vacation where I read The Secret Wedding by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri (or two). Talk about an odd juxtaposition of time, with modern music piped in, half-naked and tattooed people all around—and I was totally engaged in the 18th century with you!
    Right now I’m revising a book I wrote 3 and 1/4 books ago. It’s not exactly as if someone else wrote it, but there are pages of it that don’t sit right anymore. If anything, it’s good to realize that I have grown and changed…so it’s not too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.:)

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  4. Jo, I just came back from vacation where I read The Secret Wedding by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri (or two). Talk about an odd juxtaposition of time, with modern music piped in, half-naked and tattooed people all around—and I was totally engaged in the 18th century with you!
    Right now I’m revising a book I wrote 3 and 1/4 books ago. It’s not exactly as if someone else wrote it, but there are pages of it that don’t sit right anymore. If anything, it’s good to realize that I have grown and changed…so it’s not too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.:)

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  5. Jo, I just came back from vacation where I read The Secret Wedding by the pool with a strawberry daiquiri (or two). Talk about an odd juxtaposition of time, with modern music piped in, half-naked and tattooed people all around—and I was totally engaged in the 18th century with you!
    Right now I’m revising a book I wrote 3 and 1/4 books ago. It’s not exactly as if someone else wrote it, but there are pages of it that don’t sit right anymore. If anything, it’s good to realize that I have grown and changed…so it’s not too late for an old dog to learn new tricks.:)

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  6. I think I enjoy the time frame of the historical because I often think I was born in the wrong century πŸ˜›
    What I love though is that for a brief ‘time,’ I’m pulled to another ‘time’ where things were so very different.
    And Maggie? I’m on my third book and umpteenth short story and I’m like you. Some things don’t sit right anymore with me either because I too have grown, learned, changed. Then I come across that one short and start reading it and think, ‘did I write this? I don’t remember it at all!’ *rollseyes* Must be my age…

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  7. I think I enjoy the time frame of the historical because I often think I was born in the wrong century πŸ˜›
    What I love though is that for a brief ‘time,’ I’m pulled to another ‘time’ where things were so very different.
    And Maggie? I’m on my third book and umpteenth short story and I’m like you. Some things don’t sit right anymore with me either because I too have grown, learned, changed. Then I come across that one short and start reading it and think, ‘did I write this? I don’t remember it at all!’ *rollseyes* Must be my age…

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  8. I think I enjoy the time frame of the historical because I often think I was born in the wrong century πŸ˜›
    What I love though is that for a brief ‘time,’ I’m pulled to another ‘time’ where things were so very different.
    And Maggie? I’m on my third book and umpteenth short story and I’m like you. Some things don’t sit right anymore with me either because I too have grown, learned, changed. Then I come across that one short and start reading it and think, ‘did I write this? I don’t remember it at all!’ *rollseyes* Must be my age…

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  9. I think I enjoy the time frame of the historical because I often think I was born in the wrong century πŸ˜›
    What I love though is that for a brief ‘time,’ I’m pulled to another ‘time’ where things were so very different.
    And Maggie? I’m on my third book and umpteenth short story and I’m like you. Some things don’t sit right anymore with me either because I too have grown, learned, changed. Then I come across that one short and start reading it and think, ‘did I write this? I don’t remember it at all!’ *rollseyes* Must be my age…

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  10. I think I enjoy the time frame of the historical because I often think I was born in the wrong century πŸ˜›
    What I love though is that for a brief ‘time,’ I’m pulled to another ‘time’ where things were so very different.
    And Maggie? I’m on my third book and umpteenth short story and I’m like you. Some things don’t sit right anymore with me either because I too have grown, learned, changed. Then I come across that one short and start reading it and think, ‘did I write this? I don’t remember it at all!’ *rollseyes* Must be my age…

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  11. For twenty plus years I lived in EST zone and drove fifty miles to work in CT zone. It sometimes got confusing, but it allowed me to teach a class at 8:00 a.m. when my body said 9:00. That was a bonus I loved. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another NYT lister, Jo. I read The Secret Wedding last week, and I’m planning a full Malloren world reread for the summer. I haven’t done that in a while.
    And congrats to Maggie too. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise, that book she’s revising. It will be on shelves at bookstores next year.

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  12. For twenty plus years I lived in EST zone and drove fifty miles to work in CT zone. It sometimes got confusing, but it allowed me to teach a class at 8:00 a.m. when my body said 9:00. That was a bonus I loved. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another NYT lister, Jo. I read The Secret Wedding last week, and I’m planning a full Malloren world reread for the summer. I haven’t done that in a while.
    And congrats to Maggie too. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise, that book she’s revising. It will be on shelves at bookstores next year.

    Reply
  13. For twenty plus years I lived in EST zone and drove fifty miles to work in CT zone. It sometimes got confusing, but it allowed me to teach a class at 8:00 a.m. when my body said 9:00. That was a bonus I loved. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another NYT lister, Jo. I read The Secret Wedding last week, and I’m planning a full Malloren world reread for the summer. I haven’t done that in a while.
    And congrats to Maggie too. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise, that book she’s revising. It will be on shelves at bookstores next year.

    Reply
  14. For twenty plus years I lived in EST zone and drove fifty miles to work in CT zone. It sometimes got confusing, but it allowed me to teach a class at 8:00 a.m. when my body said 9:00. That was a bonus I loved. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another NYT lister, Jo. I read The Secret Wedding last week, and I’m planning a full Malloren world reread for the summer. I haven’t done that in a while.
    And congrats to Maggie too. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise, that book she’s revising. It will be on shelves at bookstores next year.

    Reply
  15. For twenty plus years I lived in EST zone and drove fifty miles to work in CT zone. It sometimes got confusing, but it allowed me to teach a class at 8:00 a.m. when my body said 9:00. That was a bonus I loved. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on another NYT lister, Jo. I read The Secret Wedding last week, and I’m planning a full Malloren world reread for the summer. I haven’t done that in a while.
    And congrats to Maggie too. I’m looking forward to reading Paradise, that book she’s revising. It will be on shelves at bookstores next year.

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  16. I don’t know if it’s b/c I’m finally an “adult” but it seems that everyone is so much busier than they used to be. I asked coworkers if they feel that people have much less free time than they used too and they feel that it’s true. It’s hard to say if it’s the individual perceiving that there is less time, or whether as a society we have more demands on it.
    Oh and I’m having a lot of fun with the new series! Thank you so much!

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  17. I don’t know if it’s b/c I’m finally an “adult” but it seems that everyone is so much busier than they used to be. I asked coworkers if they feel that people have much less free time than they used too and they feel that it’s true. It’s hard to say if it’s the individual perceiving that there is less time, or whether as a society we have more demands on it.
    Oh and I’m having a lot of fun with the new series! Thank you so much!

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  18. I don’t know if it’s b/c I’m finally an “adult” but it seems that everyone is so much busier than they used to be. I asked coworkers if they feel that people have much less free time than they used too and they feel that it’s true. It’s hard to say if it’s the individual perceiving that there is less time, or whether as a society we have more demands on it.
    Oh and I’m having a lot of fun with the new series! Thank you so much!

    Reply
  19. I don’t know if it’s b/c I’m finally an “adult” but it seems that everyone is so much busier than they used to be. I asked coworkers if they feel that people have much less free time than they used too and they feel that it’s true. It’s hard to say if it’s the individual perceiving that there is less time, or whether as a society we have more demands on it.
    Oh and I’m having a lot of fun with the new series! Thank you so much!

    Reply
  20. I don’t know if it’s b/c I’m finally an “adult” but it seems that everyone is so much busier than they used to be. I asked coworkers if they feel that people have much less free time than they used too and they feel that it’s true. It’s hard to say if it’s the individual perceiving that there is less time, or whether as a society we have more demands on it.
    Oh and I’m having a lot of fun with the new series! Thank you so much!

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  21. If I were a writer dealing with past, present, and future books, I would have to keep a notebook to keep everything straight. My brain is not clever enough on its own.
    Time was a challenge to manage when I was an elementary school teacher. I had to keep daily lesson plans and schedules. I always had to refer to what we had already covered. Each day had to be planned to the minute to work around everything in the schedule and in order to get everything done. The next day was already planned, so if we didn’t finish everything then I would have to change the plans. That affected the rest of the week. We had to do long-range planning, too, which was frustrating because of all the potential disruptions/changes. But you had to try to map out the whole year in order to pace your instruction to cover the year’s learning objectives. If I hadn’t written everything down, I would have been a crazy woman!

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  22. If I were a writer dealing with past, present, and future books, I would have to keep a notebook to keep everything straight. My brain is not clever enough on its own.
    Time was a challenge to manage when I was an elementary school teacher. I had to keep daily lesson plans and schedules. I always had to refer to what we had already covered. Each day had to be planned to the minute to work around everything in the schedule and in order to get everything done. The next day was already planned, so if we didn’t finish everything then I would have to change the plans. That affected the rest of the week. We had to do long-range planning, too, which was frustrating because of all the potential disruptions/changes. But you had to try to map out the whole year in order to pace your instruction to cover the year’s learning objectives. If I hadn’t written everything down, I would have been a crazy woman!

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  23. If I were a writer dealing with past, present, and future books, I would have to keep a notebook to keep everything straight. My brain is not clever enough on its own.
    Time was a challenge to manage when I was an elementary school teacher. I had to keep daily lesson plans and schedules. I always had to refer to what we had already covered. Each day had to be planned to the minute to work around everything in the schedule and in order to get everything done. The next day was already planned, so if we didn’t finish everything then I would have to change the plans. That affected the rest of the week. We had to do long-range planning, too, which was frustrating because of all the potential disruptions/changes. But you had to try to map out the whole year in order to pace your instruction to cover the year’s learning objectives. If I hadn’t written everything down, I would have been a crazy woman!

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  24. If I were a writer dealing with past, present, and future books, I would have to keep a notebook to keep everything straight. My brain is not clever enough on its own.
    Time was a challenge to manage when I was an elementary school teacher. I had to keep daily lesson plans and schedules. I always had to refer to what we had already covered. Each day had to be planned to the minute to work around everything in the schedule and in order to get everything done. The next day was already planned, so if we didn’t finish everything then I would have to change the plans. That affected the rest of the week. We had to do long-range planning, too, which was frustrating because of all the potential disruptions/changes. But you had to try to map out the whole year in order to pace your instruction to cover the year’s learning objectives. If I hadn’t written everything down, I would have been a crazy woman!

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  25. If I were a writer dealing with past, present, and future books, I would have to keep a notebook to keep everything straight. My brain is not clever enough on its own.
    Time was a challenge to manage when I was an elementary school teacher. I had to keep daily lesson plans and schedules. I always had to refer to what we had already covered. Each day had to be planned to the minute to work around everything in the schedule and in order to get everything done. The next day was already planned, so if we didn’t finish everything then I would have to change the plans. That affected the rest of the week. We had to do long-range planning, too, which was frustrating because of all the potential disruptions/changes. But you had to try to map out the whole year in order to pace your instruction to cover the year’s learning objectives. If I hadn’t written everything down, I would have been a crazy woman!

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  26. From Sherrie:
    “Do you have multiple time zones in your life?”
    Indeed I do! I’m a freelance editor living in Washington State, and I have clients all over the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, England, China, and Australia. I also belong to several online lists with members from all over the world. I think in this modern day and age, we are constantly immersed in different time zones.
    Including being taken back to the romantic past through historical romances. Congratulations on making the NYT list with The Secret Wedding, Jo! That was a great interview over at The Book Smugglers. Having recently finished TSW, I am now convinced my cat must be related to a Hessian Fanged Rabbit! *g*

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  27. From Sherrie:
    “Do you have multiple time zones in your life?”
    Indeed I do! I’m a freelance editor living in Washington State, and I have clients all over the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, England, China, and Australia. I also belong to several online lists with members from all over the world. I think in this modern day and age, we are constantly immersed in different time zones.
    Including being taken back to the romantic past through historical romances. Congratulations on making the NYT list with The Secret Wedding, Jo! That was a great interview over at The Book Smugglers. Having recently finished TSW, I am now convinced my cat must be related to a Hessian Fanged Rabbit! *g*

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  28. From Sherrie:
    “Do you have multiple time zones in your life?”
    Indeed I do! I’m a freelance editor living in Washington State, and I have clients all over the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, England, China, and Australia. I also belong to several online lists with members from all over the world. I think in this modern day and age, we are constantly immersed in different time zones.
    Including being taken back to the romantic past through historical romances. Congratulations on making the NYT list with The Secret Wedding, Jo! That was a great interview over at The Book Smugglers. Having recently finished TSW, I am now convinced my cat must be related to a Hessian Fanged Rabbit! *g*

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  29. From Sherrie:
    “Do you have multiple time zones in your life?”
    Indeed I do! I’m a freelance editor living in Washington State, and I have clients all over the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, England, China, and Australia. I also belong to several online lists with members from all over the world. I think in this modern day and age, we are constantly immersed in different time zones.
    Including being taken back to the romantic past through historical romances. Congratulations on making the NYT list with The Secret Wedding, Jo! That was a great interview over at The Book Smugglers. Having recently finished TSW, I am now convinced my cat must be related to a Hessian Fanged Rabbit! *g*

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  30. From Sherrie:
    “Do you have multiple time zones in your life?”
    Indeed I do! I’m a freelance editor living in Washington State, and I have clients all over the US, as well as in Canada, Germany, England, China, and Australia. I also belong to several online lists with members from all over the world. I think in this modern day and age, we are constantly immersed in different time zones.
    Including being taken back to the romantic past through historical romances. Congratulations on making the NYT list with The Secret Wedding, Jo! That was a great interview over at The Book Smugglers. Having recently finished TSW, I am now convinced my cat must be related to a Hessian Fanged Rabbit! *g*

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  31. A big congratulations for making the NYT bestsellers list! Woohoo!
    I have a tough time living in the present. Seems like I am always either lost in the past or planning for the future.
    Two of my hobbies are reading historical novels and working on my genealogy, so I am thinking about the past a lot. I was also a history major in college. I sure would like to go back in time and observe what it was REALLY like.

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  32. A big congratulations for making the NYT bestsellers list! Woohoo!
    I have a tough time living in the present. Seems like I am always either lost in the past or planning for the future.
    Two of my hobbies are reading historical novels and working on my genealogy, so I am thinking about the past a lot. I was also a history major in college. I sure would like to go back in time and observe what it was REALLY like.

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  33. A big congratulations for making the NYT bestsellers list! Woohoo!
    I have a tough time living in the present. Seems like I am always either lost in the past or planning for the future.
    Two of my hobbies are reading historical novels and working on my genealogy, so I am thinking about the past a lot. I was also a history major in college. I sure would like to go back in time and observe what it was REALLY like.

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  34. A big congratulations for making the NYT bestsellers list! Woohoo!
    I have a tough time living in the present. Seems like I am always either lost in the past or planning for the future.
    Two of my hobbies are reading historical novels and working on my genealogy, so I am thinking about the past a lot. I was also a history major in college. I sure would like to go back in time and observe what it was REALLY like.

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  35. A big congratulations for making the NYT bestsellers list! Woohoo!
    I have a tough time living in the present. Seems like I am always either lost in the past or planning for the future.
    Two of my hobbies are reading historical novels and working on my genealogy, so I am thinking about the past a lot. I was also a history major in college. I sure would like to go back in time and observe what it was REALLY like.

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  36. Time. At least ten years ago, I started writing a “book” which was really just lots of stories and anecdotes from my mom. Over the years I have written more of the episodes, and am now devoting “full time” to getting all of the stories together and maybe making it a novel. But it is so weird to read those ten+ years old stories (which were quite old when I wrote them down), and wonder – “I wrote that?”
    Of course I can also forget what I did last week. Makes life so much more entertaining.
    Thank you so much Jo for all of your wonderful books. Maybe I can do a read through of all yours books!

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  37. Time. At least ten years ago, I started writing a “book” which was really just lots of stories and anecdotes from my mom. Over the years I have written more of the episodes, and am now devoting “full time” to getting all of the stories together and maybe making it a novel. But it is so weird to read those ten+ years old stories (which were quite old when I wrote them down), and wonder – “I wrote that?”
    Of course I can also forget what I did last week. Makes life so much more entertaining.
    Thank you so much Jo for all of your wonderful books. Maybe I can do a read through of all yours books!

    Reply
  38. Time. At least ten years ago, I started writing a “book” which was really just lots of stories and anecdotes from my mom. Over the years I have written more of the episodes, and am now devoting “full time” to getting all of the stories together and maybe making it a novel. But it is so weird to read those ten+ years old stories (which were quite old when I wrote them down), and wonder – “I wrote that?”
    Of course I can also forget what I did last week. Makes life so much more entertaining.
    Thank you so much Jo for all of your wonderful books. Maybe I can do a read through of all yours books!

    Reply
  39. Time. At least ten years ago, I started writing a “book” which was really just lots of stories and anecdotes from my mom. Over the years I have written more of the episodes, and am now devoting “full time” to getting all of the stories together and maybe making it a novel. But it is so weird to read those ten+ years old stories (which were quite old when I wrote them down), and wonder – “I wrote that?”
    Of course I can also forget what I did last week. Makes life so much more entertaining.
    Thank you so much Jo for all of your wonderful books. Maybe I can do a read through of all yours books!

    Reply
  40. Time. At least ten years ago, I started writing a “book” which was really just lots of stories and anecdotes from my mom. Over the years I have written more of the episodes, and am now devoting “full time” to getting all of the stories together and maybe making it a novel. But it is so weird to read those ten+ years old stories (which were quite old when I wrote them down), and wonder – “I wrote that?”
    Of course I can also forget what I did last week. Makes life so much more entertaining.
    Thank you so much Jo for all of your wonderful books. Maybe I can do a read through of all yours books!

    Reply
  41. Time is so fluid and so immutable. When I’m reading, it goes much faster (especially historical romances!). I keep my clocks at slight different times, slightly ahead, but no two the same. I’m not sure I believe in exact time…

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  42. Time is so fluid and so immutable. When I’m reading, it goes much faster (especially historical romances!). I keep my clocks at slight different times, slightly ahead, but no two the same. I’m not sure I believe in exact time…

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  43. Time is so fluid and so immutable. When I’m reading, it goes much faster (especially historical romances!). I keep my clocks at slight different times, slightly ahead, but no two the same. I’m not sure I believe in exact time…

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  44. Time is so fluid and so immutable. When I’m reading, it goes much faster (especially historical romances!). I keep my clocks at slight different times, slightly ahead, but no two the same. I’m not sure I believe in exact time…

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  45. Time is so fluid and so immutable. When I’m reading, it goes much faster (especially historical romances!). I keep my clocks at slight different times, slightly ahead, but no two the same. I’m not sure I believe in exact time…

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  46. The Present: Do you find that, if you talk about something you are writing now, you can use up the energy you’d use for writing it in talking about it? If so, do you discuss details of work in progress?
    The Future: Do you ever think that when a story is just an idea that it is almost too fragile to note…like a dream you think you remember when you wake up but then, when you start to try to recall it, it seems to vanish in a fog? If so, how do you start?
    You’re so good, Jo! Cheers, Carol

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  47. The Present: Do you find that, if you talk about something you are writing now, you can use up the energy you’d use for writing it in talking about it? If so, do you discuss details of work in progress?
    The Future: Do you ever think that when a story is just an idea that it is almost too fragile to note…like a dream you think you remember when you wake up but then, when you start to try to recall it, it seems to vanish in a fog? If so, how do you start?
    You’re so good, Jo! Cheers, Carol

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  48. The Present: Do you find that, if you talk about something you are writing now, you can use up the energy you’d use for writing it in talking about it? If so, do you discuss details of work in progress?
    The Future: Do you ever think that when a story is just an idea that it is almost too fragile to note…like a dream you think you remember when you wake up but then, when you start to try to recall it, it seems to vanish in a fog? If so, how do you start?
    You’re so good, Jo! Cheers, Carol

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  49. The Present: Do you find that, if you talk about something you are writing now, you can use up the energy you’d use for writing it in talking about it? If so, do you discuss details of work in progress?
    The Future: Do you ever think that when a story is just an idea that it is almost too fragile to note…like a dream you think you remember when you wake up but then, when you start to try to recall it, it seems to vanish in a fog? If so, how do you start?
    You’re so good, Jo! Cheers, Carol

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  50. The Present: Do you find that, if you talk about something you are writing now, you can use up the energy you’d use for writing it in talking about it? If so, do you discuss details of work in progress?
    The Future: Do you ever think that when a story is just an idea that it is almost too fragile to note…like a dream you think you remember when you wake up but then, when you start to try to recall it, it seems to vanish in a fog? If so, how do you start?
    You’re so good, Jo! Cheers, Carol

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  51. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations! I never thought of how an author has to switch gears as his/her book goes through the different stages of publication. When I saw your title was about time what I immediately thought was that I never have enough of it. The great thing about historicals are that they take you away from this time and place.

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  52. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations! I never thought of how an author has to switch gears as his/her book goes through the different stages of publication. When I saw your title was about time what I immediately thought was that I never have enough of it. The great thing about historicals are that they take you away from this time and place.

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  53. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations! I never thought of how an author has to switch gears as his/her book goes through the different stages of publication. When I saw your title was about time what I immediately thought was that I never have enough of it. The great thing about historicals are that they take you away from this time and place.

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  54. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations! I never thought of how an author has to switch gears as his/her book goes through the different stages of publication. When I saw your title was about time what I immediately thought was that I never have enough of it. The great thing about historicals are that they take you away from this time and place.

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  55. Hi Jo,
    Congratulations! I never thought of how an author has to switch gears as his/her book goes through the different stages of publication. When I saw your title was about time what I immediately thought was that I never have enough of it. The great thing about historicals are that they take you away from this time and place.

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  56. time for me is fast forward, reverse, and pause. planning my day, remembering my day & wishing my day was longer lol i wish more of your books were on audio.

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  57. time for me is fast forward, reverse, and pause. planning my day, remembering my day & wishing my day was longer lol i wish more of your books were on audio.

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  58. time for me is fast forward, reverse, and pause. planning my day, remembering my day & wishing my day was longer lol i wish more of your books were on audio.

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  59. time for me is fast forward, reverse, and pause. planning my day, remembering my day & wishing my day was longer lol i wish more of your books were on audio.

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  60. time for me is fast forward, reverse, and pause. planning my day, remembering my day & wishing my day was longer lol i wish more of your books were on audio.

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  61. It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.

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  62. It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.

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  63. It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.

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  64. It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.

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  65. It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.

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  66. The old adage of “Time flies when you’re havineg fun” (and of course that happens when I read any of your books!)& remembering our parents saying the same thing, but not in the same context… while we children would look at them with disbelieving eyes as time moved at a snail’s pace to our fast beating imaginations! Can’t believe that I now understand what our elders meant!! πŸ™‚

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  67. The old adage of “Time flies when you’re havineg fun” (and of course that happens when I read any of your books!)& remembering our parents saying the same thing, but not in the same context… while we children would look at them with disbelieving eyes as time moved at a snail’s pace to our fast beating imaginations! Can’t believe that I now understand what our elders meant!! πŸ™‚

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  68. The old adage of “Time flies when you’re havineg fun” (and of course that happens when I read any of your books!)& remembering our parents saying the same thing, but not in the same context… while we children would look at them with disbelieving eyes as time moved at a snail’s pace to our fast beating imaginations! Can’t believe that I now understand what our elders meant!! πŸ™‚

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  69. The old adage of “Time flies when you’re havineg fun” (and of course that happens when I read any of your books!)& remembering our parents saying the same thing, but not in the same context… while we children would look at them with disbelieving eyes as time moved at a snail’s pace to our fast beating imaginations! Can’t believe that I now understand what our elders meant!! πŸ™‚

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  70. The old adage of “Time flies when you’re havineg fun” (and of course that happens when I read any of your books!)& remembering our parents saying the same thing, but not in the same context… while we children would look at them with disbelieving eyes as time moved at a snail’s pace to our fast beating imaginations! Can’t believe that I now understand what our elders meant!! πŸ™‚

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  71. I was thinking about time, just yesterday, and how your perception changes by what is going on at the time. My days at work seem to take weeks,yet weeks seem to fly by like days! March seems like years ago. I have a 17 month old, so maybe that has something to do with it. But why can’t it all just slow down?!:) The good times fly right by and then it just slows to a crawl when you are unhappy I suppose.

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  72. I was thinking about time, just yesterday, and how your perception changes by what is going on at the time. My days at work seem to take weeks,yet weeks seem to fly by like days! March seems like years ago. I have a 17 month old, so maybe that has something to do with it. But why can’t it all just slow down?!:) The good times fly right by and then it just slows to a crawl when you are unhappy I suppose.

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  73. I was thinking about time, just yesterday, and how your perception changes by what is going on at the time. My days at work seem to take weeks,yet weeks seem to fly by like days! March seems like years ago. I have a 17 month old, so maybe that has something to do with it. But why can’t it all just slow down?!:) The good times fly right by and then it just slows to a crawl when you are unhappy I suppose.

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  74. I was thinking about time, just yesterday, and how your perception changes by what is going on at the time. My days at work seem to take weeks,yet weeks seem to fly by like days! March seems like years ago. I have a 17 month old, so maybe that has something to do with it. But why can’t it all just slow down?!:) The good times fly right by and then it just slows to a crawl when you are unhappy I suppose.

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  75. I was thinking about time, just yesterday, and how your perception changes by what is going on at the time. My days at work seem to take weeks,yet weeks seem to fly by like days! March seems like years ago. I have a 17 month old, so maybe that has something to do with it. But why can’t it all just slow down?!:) The good times fly right by and then it just slows to a crawl when you are unhappy I suppose.

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  76. At 72, time is an important commodity. Ah…we must spend it wisely. My time is spent reading, gardening, swimming in my pool with my two Irish Terriers, interacting with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sitting by the pool with Ruari, Maggie and a good book is a wonderful experience!

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  77. At 72, time is an important commodity. Ah…we must spend it wisely. My time is spent reading, gardening, swimming in my pool with my two Irish Terriers, interacting with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sitting by the pool with Ruari, Maggie and a good book is a wonderful experience!

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  78. At 72, time is an important commodity. Ah…we must spend it wisely. My time is spent reading, gardening, swimming in my pool with my two Irish Terriers, interacting with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sitting by the pool with Ruari, Maggie and a good book is a wonderful experience!

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  79. At 72, time is an important commodity. Ah…we must spend it wisely. My time is spent reading, gardening, swimming in my pool with my two Irish Terriers, interacting with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sitting by the pool with Ruari, Maggie and a good book is a wonderful experience!

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  80. At 72, time is an important commodity. Ah…we must spend it wisely. My time is spent reading, gardening, swimming in my pool with my two Irish Terriers, interacting with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sitting by the pool with Ruari, Maggie and a good book is a wonderful experience!

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  81. At 60+ years of age, the past, present and future are all important to me. The past beckons as one of my hobbies in retirement may be genealogy (if I can make the time for it). The present seems precious – every day a gift to live fully. And the future – well I like to think I have just entered the “third half” of my life – a phrase used recently by an insurance company ad and one that tickles my fancy. And Jo I do make time to reread your books!

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  82. At 60+ years of age, the past, present and future are all important to me. The past beckons as one of my hobbies in retirement may be genealogy (if I can make the time for it). The present seems precious – every day a gift to live fully. And the future – well I like to think I have just entered the “third half” of my life – a phrase used recently by an insurance company ad and one that tickles my fancy. And Jo I do make time to reread your books!

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  83. At 60+ years of age, the past, present and future are all important to me. The past beckons as one of my hobbies in retirement may be genealogy (if I can make the time for it). The present seems precious – every day a gift to live fully. And the future – well I like to think I have just entered the “third half” of my life – a phrase used recently by an insurance company ad and one that tickles my fancy. And Jo I do make time to reread your books!

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  84. At 60+ years of age, the past, present and future are all important to me. The past beckons as one of my hobbies in retirement may be genealogy (if I can make the time for it). The present seems precious – every day a gift to live fully. And the future – well I like to think I have just entered the “third half” of my life – a phrase used recently by an insurance company ad and one that tickles my fancy. And Jo I do make time to reread your books!

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  85. At 60+ years of age, the past, present and future are all important to me. The past beckons as one of my hobbies in retirement may be genealogy (if I can make the time for it). The present seems precious – every day a gift to live fully. And the future – well I like to think I have just entered the “third half” of my life – a phrase used recently by an insurance company ad and one that tickles my fancy. And Jo I do make time to reread your books!

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  86. At 69 my thoughts on time are a little different. When I was in my 30’s I had 4 children at home, finished a university degree,and worked part time. Now that I have no demands on my time, I’m doing good if I wash dishes and go to the grocery store in one day. I have a diploma and my kids still talk to me so I didn’t imagine those accomplishments, I just wonder how? πŸ™‚

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  87. At 69 my thoughts on time are a little different. When I was in my 30’s I had 4 children at home, finished a university degree,and worked part time. Now that I have no demands on my time, I’m doing good if I wash dishes and go to the grocery store in one day. I have a diploma and my kids still talk to me so I didn’t imagine those accomplishments, I just wonder how? πŸ™‚

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  88. At 69 my thoughts on time are a little different. When I was in my 30’s I had 4 children at home, finished a university degree,and worked part time. Now that I have no demands on my time, I’m doing good if I wash dishes and go to the grocery store in one day. I have a diploma and my kids still talk to me so I didn’t imagine those accomplishments, I just wonder how? πŸ™‚

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  89. At 69 my thoughts on time are a little different. When I was in my 30’s I had 4 children at home, finished a university degree,and worked part time. Now that I have no demands on my time, I’m doing good if I wash dishes and go to the grocery store in one day. I have a diploma and my kids still talk to me so I didn’t imagine those accomplishments, I just wonder how? πŸ™‚

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  90. At 69 my thoughts on time are a little different. When I was in my 30’s I had 4 children at home, finished a university degree,and worked part time. Now that I have no demands on my time, I’m doing good if I wash dishes and go to the grocery store in one day. I have a diploma and my kids still talk to me so I didn’t imagine those accomplishments, I just wonder how? πŸ™‚

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  91. Time. What great things we can do with time, or..we can sit back and go back in time with our favorite friends, like the Mallorans. Not realizing that there would be more stories to come, I gave mine away, fortunately to the hospital gift store, so next week I will retrieve them and start from the beginning. My favorite thing to do id go back in time and revisit all of the characters and catch up to the “present” ones,like Daramis and Fitzroger.
    Jan

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  92. Time. What great things we can do with time, or..we can sit back and go back in time with our favorite friends, like the Mallorans. Not realizing that there would be more stories to come, I gave mine away, fortunately to the hospital gift store, so next week I will retrieve them and start from the beginning. My favorite thing to do id go back in time and revisit all of the characters and catch up to the “present” ones,like Daramis and Fitzroger.
    Jan

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  93. Time. What great things we can do with time, or..we can sit back and go back in time with our favorite friends, like the Mallorans. Not realizing that there would be more stories to come, I gave mine away, fortunately to the hospital gift store, so next week I will retrieve them and start from the beginning. My favorite thing to do id go back in time and revisit all of the characters and catch up to the “present” ones,like Daramis and Fitzroger.
    Jan

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  94. Time. What great things we can do with time, or..we can sit back and go back in time with our favorite friends, like the Mallorans. Not realizing that there would be more stories to come, I gave mine away, fortunately to the hospital gift store, so next week I will retrieve them and start from the beginning. My favorite thing to do id go back in time and revisit all of the characters and catch up to the “present” ones,like Daramis and Fitzroger.
    Jan

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  95. Time. What great things we can do with time, or..we can sit back and go back in time with our favorite friends, like the Mallorans. Not realizing that there would be more stories to come, I gave mine away, fortunately to the hospital gift store, so next week I will retrieve them and start from the beginning. My favorite thing to do id go back in time and revisit all of the characters and catch up to the “present” ones,like Daramis and Fitzroger.
    Jan

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  96. Beautiful Bev on #14!! I was reading in the doctor’s office yesterday that they were saying like six of the 10 paperbacks recently on the top 10 were romance! I love it! I can imagine its harder for you to speak of a book you wrote some time ago because you are now maybe a couple books into writing other characters from that book thats out now! I so love getting into your books and being right like a fly on the wall. I can let myself feel and sense so much during that time period. I love how it takes me away. I always say I want to visit there and have to remind myself its probably much different now than back then! But just to visit those streets in London or to visit the castles still standing from Medieval would be so worth it. Some day! I can’t wait to get your new one!

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  97. Beautiful Bev on #14!! I was reading in the doctor’s office yesterday that they were saying like six of the 10 paperbacks recently on the top 10 were romance! I love it! I can imagine its harder for you to speak of a book you wrote some time ago because you are now maybe a couple books into writing other characters from that book thats out now! I so love getting into your books and being right like a fly on the wall. I can let myself feel and sense so much during that time period. I love how it takes me away. I always say I want to visit there and have to remind myself its probably much different now than back then! But just to visit those streets in London or to visit the castles still standing from Medieval would be so worth it. Some day! I can’t wait to get your new one!

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  98. Beautiful Bev on #14!! I was reading in the doctor’s office yesterday that they were saying like six of the 10 paperbacks recently on the top 10 were romance! I love it! I can imagine its harder for you to speak of a book you wrote some time ago because you are now maybe a couple books into writing other characters from that book thats out now! I so love getting into your books and being right like a fly on the wall. I can let myself feel and sense so much during that time period. I love how it takes me away. I always say I want to visit there and have to remind myself its probably much different now than back then! But just to visit those streets in London or to visit the castles still standing from Medieval would be so worth it. Some day! I can’t wait to get your new one!

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  99. Beautiful Bev on #14!! I was reading in the doctor’s office yesterday that they were saying like six of the 10 paperbacks recently on the top 10 were romance! I love it! I can imagine its harder for you to speak of a book you wrote some time ago because you are now maybe a couple books into writing other characters from that book thats out now! I so love getting into your books and being right like a fly on the wall. I can let myself feel and sense so much during that time period. I love how it takes me away. I always say I want to visit there and have to remind myself its probably much different now than back then! But just to visit those streets in London or to visit the castles still standing from Medieval would be so worth it. Some day! I can’t wait to get your new one!

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  100. Beautiful Bev on #14!! I was reading in the doctor’s office yesterday that they were saying like six of the 10 paperbacks recently on the top 10 were romance! I love it! I can imagine its harder for you to speak of a book you wrote some time ago because you are now maybe a couple books into writing other characters from that book thats out now! I so love getting into your books and being right like a fly on the wall. I can let myself feel and sense so much during that time period. I love how it takes me away. I always say I want to visit there and have to remind myself its probably much different now than back then! But just to visit those streets in London or to visit the castles still standing from Medieval would be so worth it. Some day! I can’t wait to get your new one!

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  101. Great posts on time!
    One explanation I’ve heard for the way time speeds up as we get older is that we do actually lose some of it. Tiny little flaws in the brain steal microseconds. Scary, eh?
    But I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time” — interesting phrase, isn’t it? — to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention, but that’s just me. Might be nothing in it.
    Somehow I wrote books faster 15 years ago with kids around the house.
    Jo

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  102. Great posts on time!
    One explanation I’ve heard for the way time speeds up as we get older is that we do actually lose some of it. Tiny little flaws in the brain steal microseconds. Scary, eh?
    But I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time” — interesting phrase, isn’t it? — to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention, but that’s just me. Might be nothing in it.
    Somehow I wrote books faster 15 years ago with kids around the house.
    Jo

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  103. Great posts on time!
    One explanation I’ve heard for the way time speeds up as we get older is that we do actually lose some of it. Tiny little flaws in the brain steal microseconds. Scary, eh?
    But I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time” — interesting phrase, isn’t it? — to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention, but that’s just me. Might be nothing in it.
    Somehow I wrote books faster 15 years ago with kids around the house.
    Jo

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  104. Great posts on time!
    One explanation I’ve heard for the way time speeds up as we get older is that we do actually lose some of it. Tiny little flaws in the brain steal microseconds. Scary, eh?
    But I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time” — interesting phrase, isn’t it? — to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention, but that’s just me. Might be nothing in it.
    Somehow I wrote books faster 15 years ago with kids around the house.
    Jo

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  105. Great posts on time!
    One explanation I’ve heard for the way time speeds up as we get older is that we do actually lose some of it. Tiny little flaws in the brain steal microseconds. Scary, eh?
    But I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time” — interesting phrase, isn’t it? — to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention, but that’s just me. Might be nothing in it.
    Somehow I wrote books faster 15 years ago with kids around the house.
    Jo

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  106. Secret Wedding kept me up all night. What a fun read! This goes on the keeper shelf with all the Jo Beverly books.(Packed them when we evacuated for the CA fires!) I’ve just been givem more healthy time: My Dr.has nixed chemo for this year. Yeah! Maybe I’ll finally write that romance book I started years ago… Keep up the great writing. Theresa

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  107. Secret Wedding kept me up all night. What a fun read! This goes on the keeper shelf with all the Jo Beverly books.(Packed them when we evacuated for the CA fires!) I’ve just been givem more healthy time: My Dr.has nixed chemo for this year. Yeah! Maybe I’ll finally write that romance book I started years ago… Keep up the great writing. Theresa

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  108. Secret Wedding kept me up all night. What a fun read! This goes on the keeper shelf with all the Jo Beverly books.(Packed them when we evacuated for the CA fires!) I’ve just been givem more healthy time: My Dr.has nixed chemo for this year. Yeah! Maybe I’ll finally write that romance book I started years ago… Keep up the great writing. Theresa

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  109. Secret Wedding kept me up all night. What a fun read! This goes on the keeper shelf with all the Jo Beverly books.(Packed them when we evacuated for the CA fires!) I’ve just been givem more healthy time: My Dr.has nixed chemo for this year. Yeah! Maybe I’ll finally write that romance book I started years ago… Keep up the great writing. Theresa

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  110. Secret Wedding kept me up all night. What a fun read! This goes on the keeper shelf with all the Jo Beverly books.(Packed them when we evacuated for the CA fires!) I’ve just been givem more healthy time: My Dr.has nixed chemo for this year. Yeah! Maybe I’ll finally write that romance book I started years ago… Keep up the great writing. Theresa

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  111. Jo your problem with time (keeping them straight in your mind) reminds me of something between my one daughter and me.
    She often said she never could understand how she could be talking to me, her sister could ask me a question and my husband would walk into the room and say something.
    I could then answer the younger daughter’s question, answer my husband and still remember what my older daughter said!
    I told her it was a “mother’s skill” NOW she has a 2 yr old daughter and she said she’s learned to answer Vanessa whilst talking to her husband and that reminded her of me and my “mother’s skill”!
    So I guess time is an “author’s skill” that’s aquired when writing.

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  112. Jo your problem with time (keeping them straight in your mind) reminds me of something between my one daughter and me.
    She often said she never could understand how she could be talking to me, her sister could ask me a question and my husband would walk into the room and say something.
    I could then answer the younger daughter’s question, answer my husband and still remember what my older daughter said!
    I told her it was a “mother’s skill” NOW she has a 2 yr old daughter and she said she’s learned to answer Vanessa whilst talking to her husband and that reminded her of me and my “mother’s skill”!
    So I guess time is an “author’s skill” that’s aquired when writing.

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  113. Jo your problem with time (keeping them straight in your mind) reminds me of something between my one daughter and me.
    She often said she never could understand how she could be talking to me, her sister could ask me a question and my husband would walk into the room and say something.
    I could then answer the younger daughter’s question, answer my husband and still remember what my older daughter said!
    I told her it was a “mother’s skill” NOW she has a 2 yr old daughter and she said she’s learned to answer Vanessa whilst talking to her husband and that reminded her of me and my “mother’s skill”!
    So I guess time is an “author’s skill” that’s aquired when writing.

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  114. Jo your problem with time (keeping them straight in your mind) reminds me of something between my one daughter and me.
    She often said she never could understand how she could be talking to me, her sister could ask me a question and my husband would walk into the room and say something.
    I could then answer the younger daughter’s question, answer my husband and still remember what my older daughter said!
    I told her it was a “mother’s skill” NOW she has a 2 yr old daughter and she said she’s learned to answer Vanessa whilst talking to her husband and that reminded her of me and my “mother’s skill”!
    So I guess time is an “author’s skill” that’s aquired when writing.

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  115. Jo your problem with time (keeping them straight in your mind) reminds me of something between my one daughter and me.
    She often said she never could understand how she could be talking to me, her sister could ask me a question and my husband would walk into the room and say something.
    I could then answer the younger daughter’s question, answer my husband and still remember what my older daughter said!
    I told her it was a “mother’s skill” NOW she has a 2 yr old daughter and she said she’s learned to answer Vanessa whilst talking to her husband and that reminded her of me and my “mother’s skill”!
    So I guess time is an “author’s skill” that’s aquired when writing.

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  116. I love historicals, so being swept back in time has always been fun for me. I imagine it is hard to try to keep it all straight with what you’re currently writing, what is now being promoted, and what you want to do next. I applaude anyone that can do that without going crazy!

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  117. I love historicals, so being swept back in time has always been fun for me. I imagine it is hard to try to keep it all straight with what you’re currently writing, what is now being promoted, and what you want to do next. I applaude anyone that can do that without going crazy!

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  118. I love historicals, so being swept back in time has always been fun for me. I imagine it is hard to try to keep it all straight with what you’re currently writing, what is now being promoted, and what you want to do next. I applaude anyone that can do that without going crazy!

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  119. I love historicals, so being swept back in time has always been fun for me. I imagine it is hard to try to keep it all straight with what you’re currently writing, what is now being promoted, and what you want to do next. I applaude anyone that can do that without going crazy!

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  120. I love historicals, so being swept back in time has always been fun for me. I imagine it is hard to try to keep it all straight with what you’re currently writing, what is now being promoted, and what you want to do next. I applaude anyone that can do that without going crazy!

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  121. Just noticed two other notes–Theresa our prayers are with you and keep reading all of Jo’s books and the enjoyment and “escape” you get is priceless!
    As to time–my hubby (71) and I (66) can’t imagine how he ever had time to work full-time and keep this place (old house & 4 acres to care for) going!
    And for years I’ve said “time is relative”–relative to your age-it drags in your 20’s and flies in your 60’s and since 55 every year added to my age speeds up the time that much more!
    This new book is really funny,romanic and has a mystery but still transports me back to those days and makes me so thankful that I’m a modern day woman! (no stays!! LOL)

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  122. Just noticed two other notes–Theresa our prayers are with you and keep reading all of Jo’s books and the enjoyment and “escape” you get is priceless!
    As to time–my hubby (71) and I (66) can’t imagine how he ever had time to work full-time and keep this place (old house & 4 acres to care for) going!
    And for years I’ve said “time is relative”–relative to your age-it drags in your 20’s and flies in your 60’s and since 55 every year added to my age speeds up the time that much more!
    This new book is really funny,romanic and has a mystery but still transports me back to those days and makes me so thankful that I’m a modern day woman! (no stays!! LOL)

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  123. Just noticed two other notes–Theresa our prayers are with you and keep reading all of Jo’s books and the enjoyment and “escape” you get is priceless!
    As to time–my hubby (71) and I (66) can’t imagine how he ever had time to work full-time and keep this place (old house & 4 acres to care for) going!
    And for years I’ve said “time is relative”–relative to your age-it drags in your 20’s and flies in your 60’s and since 55 every year added to my age speeds up the time that much more!
    This new book is really funny,romanic and has a mystery but still transports me back to those days and makes me so thankful that I’m a modern day woman! (no stays!! LOL)

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  124. Just noticed two other notes–Theresa our prayers are with you and keep reading all of Jo’s books and the enjoyment and “escape” you get is priceless!
    As to time–my hubby (71) and I (66) can’t imagine how he ever had time to work full-time and keep this place (old house & 4 acres to care for) going!
    And for years I’ve said “time is relative”–relative to your age-it drags in your 20’s and flies in your 60’s and since 55 every year added to my age speeds up the time that much more!
    This new book is really funny,romanic and has a mystery but still transports me back to those days and makes me so thankful that I’m a modern day woman! (no stays!! LOL)

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  125. Just noticed two other notes–Theresa our prayers are with you and keep reading all of Jo’s books and the enjoyment and “escape” you get is priceless!
    As to time–my hubby (71) and I (66) can’t imagine how he ever had time to work full-time and keep this place (old house & 4 acres to care for) going!
    And for years I’ve said “time is relative”–relative to your age-it drags in your 20’s and flies in your 60’s and since 55 every year added to my age speeds up the time that much more!
    This new book is really funny,romanic and has a mystery but still transports me back to those days and makes me so thankful that I’m a modern day woman! (no stays!! LOL)

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  126. Sorry Jo.Oops! One more time:Of course I know how to spell your name:BEVERLEY. Please forgive.Also,let me say “given” not givem. First lesson in trying to blog a quick comment:edit before sending-duh!Since this was my first comment,and I’d like to return, I’d better take some TIME to polish my rusty writing skills. Wake up Theresa!

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  127. Sorry Jo.Oops! One more time:Of course I know how to spell your name:BEVERLEY. Please forgive.Also,let me say “given” not givem. First lesson in trying to blog a quick comment:edit before sending-duh!Since this was my first comment,and I’d like to return, I’d better take some TIME to polish my rusty writing skills. Wake up Theresa!

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  128. Sorry Jo.Oops! One more time:Of course I know how to spell your name:BEVERLEY. Please forgive.Also,let me say “given” not givem. First lesson in trying to blog a quick comment:edit before sending-duh!Since this was my first comment,and I’d like to return, I’d better take some TIME to polish my rusty writing skills. Wake up Theresa!

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  129. Sorry Jo.Oops! One more time:Of course I know how to spell your name:BEVERLEY. Please forgive.Also,let me say “given” not givem. First lesson in trying to blog a quick comment:edit before sending-duh!Since this was my first comment,and I’d like to return, I’d better take some TIME to polish my rusty writing skills. Wake up Theresa!

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  130. Sorry Jo.Oops! One more time:Of course I know how to spell your name:BEVERLEY. Please forgive.Also,let me say “given” not givem. First lesson in trying to blog a quick comment:edit before sending-duh!Since this was my first comment,and I’d like to return, I’d better take some TIME to polish my rusty writing skills. Wake up Theresa!

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  131. Jo, I read the book last week and thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Rothgar domain. My days are filled with work and grandkids and needs of others and the older I get I find it hard to be patient with time. Have you ever just wanted a moment at the hairdresser for pampering yet when you arrive the chaos is such that you are lucky you got out of there with the color you wanted? It seems time and chaos go hand in hand many times. Our world seems to turn the same, yet time flies as if someone has pressed fast forward on the DVD player. When I manage to find the time to read, it is so wonderful to step back “in time” to another place where demands were simpler and women actually sat and did needlepoint without the pressures of holding the house together and working full time! I vow to find that place and my porch swing this weekend! Thanks Jo for entertaining us so well.

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  132. Jo, I read the book last week and thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Rothgar domain. My days are filled with work and grandkids and needs of others and the older I get I find it hard to be patient with time. Have you ever just wanted a moment at the hairdresser for pampering yet when you arrive the chaos is such that you are lucky you got out of there with the color you wanted? It seems time and chaos go hand in hand many times. Our world seems to turn the same, yet time flies as if someone has pressed fast forward on the DVD player. When I manage to find the time to read, it is so wonderful to step back “in time” to another place where demands were simpler and women actually sat and did needlepoint without the pressures of holding the house together and working full time! I vow to find that place and my porch swing this weekend! Thanks Jo for entertaining us so well.

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  133. Jo, I read the book last week and thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Rothgar domain. My days are filled with work and grandkids and needs of others and the older I get I find it hard to be patient with time. Have you ever just wanted a moment at the hairdresser for pampering yet when you arrive the chaos is such that you are lucky you got out of there with the color you wanted? It seems time and chaos go hand in hand many times. Our world seems to turn the same, yet time flies as if someone has pressed fast forward on the DVD player. When I manage to find the time to read, it is so wonderful to step back “in time” to another place where demands were simpler and women actually sat and did needlepoint without the pressures of holding the house together and working full time! I vow to find that place and my porch swing this weekend! Thanks Jo for entertaining us so well.

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  134. Jo, I read the book last week and thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Rothgar domain. My days are filled with work and grandkids and needs of others and the older I get I find it hard to be patient with time. Have you ever just wanted a moment at the hairdresser for pampering yet when you arrive the chaos is such that you are lucky you got out of there with the color you wanted? It seems time and chaos go hand in hand many times. Our world seems to turn the same, yet time flies as if someone has pressed fast forward on the DVD player. When I manage to find the time to read, it is so wonderful to step back “in time” to another place where demands were simpler and women actually sat and did needlepoint without the pressures of holding the house together and working full time! I vow to find that place and my porch swing this weekend! Thanks Jo for entertaining us so well.

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  135. Jo, I read the book last week and thoroughly enjoyed being back in the Rothgar domain. My days are filled with work and grandkids and needs of others and the older I get I find it hard to be patient with time. Have you ever just wanted a moment at the hairdresser for pampering yet when you arrive the chaos is such that you are lucky you got out of there with the color you wanted? It seems time and chaos go hand in hand many times. Our world seems to turn the same, yet time flies as if someone has pressed fast forward on the DVD player. When I manage to find the time to read, it is so wonderful to step back “in time” to another place where demands were simpler and women actually sat and did needlepoint without the pressures of holding the house together and working full time! I vow to find that place and my porch swing this weekend! Thanks Jo for entertaining us so well.

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  136. Hi, Jo,
    Fascinating reading about all the juxtapositions needed for writing and editing, and then talking about books. I appreciate your doing them all. Love your books!
    I find time is different simply between the office and home. I need to write notes or I forget to take care of something from one at the other.
    Thank you for all your great stories,
    Laura

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  137. Hi, Jo,
    Fascinating reading about all the juxtapositions needed for writing and editing, and then talking about books. I appreciate your doing them all. Love your books!
    I find time is different simply between the office and home. I need to write notes or I forget to take care of something from one at the other.
    Thank you for all your great stories,
    Laura

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  138. Hi, Jo,
    Fascinating reading about all the juxtapositions needed for writing and editing, and then talking about books. I appreciate your doing them all. Love your books!
    I find time is different simply between the office and home. I need to write notes or I forget to take care of something from one at the other.
    Thank you for all your great stories,
    Laura

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  139. Hi, Jo,
    Fascinating reading about all the juxtapositions needed for writing and editing, and then talking about books. I appreciate your doing them all. Love your books!
    I find time is different simply between the office and home. I need to write notes or I forget to take care of something from one at the other.
    Thank you for all your great stories,
    Laura

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  140. Hi, Jo,
    Fascinating reading about all the juxtapositions needed for writing and editing, and then talking about books. I appreciate your doing them all. Love your books!
    I find time is different simply between the office and home. I need to write notes or I forget to take care of something from one at the other.
    Thank you for all your great stories,
    Laura

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  141. “It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.”
    I took a course once that went into this. The professor contended that it’s a matter of what percentage of the individual’s total life thus far is represented by a given unit. Thus the year from one birthday to the next for a second grader is an 8th of the person’s total life; for a person who is coming up on 69, however, it is a much smaller proportion of that person’s experienced existence, and is thus perceived as passing more rapidly.

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  142. “It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.”
    I took a course once that went into this. The professor contended that it’s a matter of what percentage of the individual’s total life thus far is represented by a given unit. Thus the year from one birthday to the next for a second grader is an 8th of the person’s total life; for a person who is coming up on 69, however, it is a much smaller proportion of that person’s experienced existence, and is thus perceived as passing more rapidly.

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  143. “It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.”
    I took a course once that went into this. The professor contended that it’s a matter of what percentage of the individual’s total life thus far is represented by a given unit. Thus the year from one birthday to the next for a second grader is an 8th of the person’s total life; for a person who is coming up on 69, however, it is a much smaller proportion of that person’s experienced existence, and is thus perceived as passing more rapidly.

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  144. “It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.”
    I took a course once that went into this. The professor contended that it’s a matter of what percentage of the individual’s total life thus far is represented by a given unit. Thus the year from one birthday to the next for a second grader is an 8th of the person’s total life; for a person who is coming up on 69, however, it is a much smaller proportion of that person’s experienced existence, and is thus perceived as passing more rapidly.

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  145. “It seems to me the older you get the faster time gets.when i was in
    school time just when in slow pace
    until my next summer vac.Now that I’m older in a blink of an eye i
    wonder where all the time went.”
    I took a course once that went into this. The professor contended that it’s a matter of what percentage of the individual’s total life thus far is represented by a given unit. Thus the year from one birthday to the next for a second grader is an 8th of the person’s total life; for a person who is coming up on 69, however, it is a much smaller proportion of that person’s experienced existence, and is thus perceived as passing more rapidly.

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  146. Time is all I seem to have now that I’m older. My children and grand children are all out and about with their own lives, and that just leaves me with time to contemplate if I accomplished every thing I planned to do in my younger years.
    I’ve just purchased your new book “The Secret Wedding” and plan to get lost in another fantasy world as soon as I start reading it. Sure helps to pass the time!!!

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  147. Time is all I seem to have now that I’m older. My children and grand children are all out and about with their own lives, and that just leaves me with time to contemplate if I accomplished every thing I planned to do in my younger years.
    I’ve just purchased your new book “The Secret Wedding” and plan to get lost in another fantasy world as soon as I start reading it. Sure helps to pass the time!!!

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  148. Time is all I seem to have now that I’m older. My children and grand children are all out and about with their own lives, and that just leaves me with time to contemplate if I accomplished every thing I planned to do in my younger years.
    I’ve just purchased your new book “The Secret Wedding” and plan to get lost in another fantasy world as soon as I start reading it. Sure helps to pass the time!!!

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  149. Time is all I seem to have now that I’m older. My children and grand children are all out and about with their own lives, and that just leaves me with time to contemplate if I accomplished every thing I planned to do in my younger years.
    I’ve just purchased your new book “The Secret Wedding” and plan to get lost in another fantasy world as soon as I start reading it. Sure helps to pass the time!!!

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  150. Time is all I seem to have now that I’m older. My children and grand children are all out and about with their own lives, and that just leaves me with time to contemplate if I accomplished every thing I planned to do in my younger years.
    I’ve just purchased your new book “The Secret Wedding” and plan to get lost in another fantasy world as soon as I start reading it. Sure helps to pass the time!!!

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  151. I am constantly amazed how time mostly seems to flash by too quickly or drag by terribly slowly.
    I know, of course, that it is my interpretation of events that makes this seem this way, but I am aware of this trait frequently.

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  152. I am constantly amazed how time mostly seems to flash by too quickly or drag by terribly slowly.
    I know, of course, that it is my interpretation of events that makes this seem this way, but I am aware of this trait frequently.

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  153. I am constantly amazed how time mostly seems to flash by too quickly or drag by terribly slowly.
    I know, of course, that it is my interpretation of events that makes this seem this way, but I am aware of this trait frequently.

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  154. I am constantly amazed how time mostly seems to flash by too quickly or drag by terribly slowly.
    I know, of course, that it is my interpretation of events that makes this seem this way, but I am aware of this trait frequently.

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  155. I am constantly amazed how time mostly seems to flash by too quickly or drag by terribly slowly.
    I know, of course, that it is my interpretation of events that makes this seem this way, but I am aware of this trait frequently.

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  156. Teaching is a lot like gardening: planning in one season for results in another. I often consider that the thinking processes I’m teaching my students are for life skills and life-long learning and enjoyment, not just for the here and now in my classroom. I work with 9- and 10-year olds so the results I hope my students will realize one day go out quite a few seasons!

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  157. Teaching is a lot like gardening: planning in one season for results in another. I often consider that the thinking processes I’m teaching my students are for life skills and life-long learning and enjoyment, not just for the here and now in my classroom. I work with 9- and 10-year olds so the results I hope my students will realize one day go out quite a few seasons!

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  158. Teaching is a lot like gardening: planning in one season for results in another. I often consider that the thinking processes I’m teaching my students are for life skills and life-long learning and enjoyment, not just for the here and now in my classroom. I work with 9- and 10-year olds so the results I hope my students will realize one day go out quite a few seasons!

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  159. Teaching is a lot like gardening: planning in one season for results in another. I often consider that the thinking processes I’m teaching my students are for life skills and life-long learning and enjoyment, not just for the here and now in my classroom. I work with 9- and 10-year olds so the results I hope my students will realize one day go out quite a few seasons!

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  160. Teaching is a lot like gardening: planning in one season for results in another. I often consider that the thinking processes I’m teaching my students are for life skills and life-long learning and enjoyment, not just for the here and now in my classroom. I work with 9- and 10-year olds so the results I hope my students will realize one day go out quite a few seasons!

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  161. Let me just say i love,love,love Historical and Regency romances. The way a book can just transport you into another world is amazing,each turn of the page is like a step back in time. I often find myself wishing i could go back in time and visit all the wonderful characters i have read about and just have a bit of a chat with them. lol I read a comment of someones saying that they think they were born in the wrong era, and to them i say your not alone in thinking that!! Life seemed so much more fun back then Knights on white horses,Evil barons,strange or perhaps disturbed preists and lets not forget our spirited heroines we love so much. Yes if they ever build a time machine i think i would definently buy the first ticket.!!!!

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  162. Let me just say i love,love,love Historical and Regency romances. The way a book can just transport you into another world is amazing,each turn of the page is like a step back in time. I often find myself wishing i could go back in time and visit all the wonderful characters i have read about and just have a bit of a chat with them. lol I read a comment of someones saying that they think they were born in the wrong era, and to them i say your not alone in thinking that!! Life seemed so much more fun back then Knights on white horses,Evil barons,strange or perhaps disturbed preists and lets not forget our spirited heroines we love so much. Yes if they ever build a time machine i think i would definently buy the first ticket.!!!!

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  163. Let me just say i love,love,love Historical and Regency romances. The way a book can just transport you into another world is amazing,each turn of the page is like a step back in time. I often find myself wishing i could go back in time and visit all the wonderful characters i have read about and just have a bit of a chat with them. lol I read a comment of someones saying that they think they were born in the wrong era, and to them i say your not alone in thinking that!! Life seemed so much more fun back then Knights on white horses,Evil barons,strange or perhaps disturbed preists and lets not forget our spirited heroines we love so much. Yes if they ever build a time machine i think i would definently buy the first ticket.!!!!

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  164. Let me just say i love,love,love Historical and Regency romances. The way a book can just transport you into another world is amazing,each turn of the page is like a step back in time. I often find myself wishing i could go back in time and visit all the wonderful characters i have read about and just have a bit of a chat with them. lol I read a comment of someones saying that they think they were born in the wrong era, and to them i say your not alone in thinking that!! Life seemed so much more fun back then Knights on white horses,Evil barons,strange or perhaps disturbed preists and lets not forget our spirited heroines we love so much. Yes if they ever build a time machine i think i would definently buy the first ticket.!!!!

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  165. Let me just say i love,love,love Historical and Regency romances. The way a book can just transport you into another world is amazing,each turn of the page is like a step back in time. I often find myself wishing i could go back in time and visit all the wonderful characters i have read about and just have a bit of a chat with them. lol I read a comment of someones saying that they think they were born in the wrong era, and to them i say your not alone in thinking that!! Life seemed so much more fun back then Knights on white horses,Evil barons,strange or perhaps disturbed preists and lets not forget our spirited heroines we love so much. Yes if they ever build a time machine i think i would definently buy the first ticket.!!!!

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  166. My hobby is reading and historicals are my favorites. I learned a lot about the past by reading these books.I haven’t read The Secret Wedding yet but will do so soon.

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  167. My hobby is reading and historicals are my favorites. I learned a lot about the past by reading these books.I haven’t read The Secret Wedding yet but will do so soon.

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  168. My hobby is reading and historicals are my favorites. I learned a lot about the past by reading these books.I haven’t read The Secret Wedding yet but will do so soon.

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  169. My hobby is reading and historicals are my favorites. I learned a lot about the past by reading these books.I haven’t read The Secret Wedding yet but will do so soon.

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  170. My hobby is reading and historicals are my favorites. I learned a lot about the past by reading these books.I haven’t read The Secret Wedding yet but will do so soon.

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  171. I have been an avid reader through the years but never read an historical romance book until I retired at 62. My first throught after reading it was, “Oh my, I guess I’m not dead yet.” Now I am hooked. I have 22 of your books and through the years I have read and reread them over and over. I have just finished A Secret Wedding, and loved it, so I started rereading A Lady’s Secret and hope I’m still around to enjoy Ithorne’s story next year. I don’t want to sound fatalistic, but at age 73 now, time seems to go by so much faster, and you never know what the next day will bring. Needless to say, I am a great fan of your books.

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  172. I have been an avid reader through the years but never read an historical romance book until I retired at 62. My first throught after reading it was, “Oh my, I guess I’m not dead yet.” Now I am hooked. I have 22 of your books and through the years I have read and reread them over and over. I have just finished A Secret Wedding, and loved it, so I started rereading A Lady’s Secret and hope I’m still around to enjoy Ithorne’s story next year. I don’t want to sound fatalistic, but at age 73 now, time seems to go by so much faster, and you never know what the next day will bring. Needless to say, I am a great fan of your books.

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  173. I have been an avid reader through the years but never read an historical romance book until I retired at 62. My first throught after reading it was, “Oh my, I guess I’m not dead yet.” Now I am hooked. I have 22 of your books and through the years I have read and reread them over and over. I have just finished A Secret Wedding, and loved it, so I started rereading A Lady’s Secret and hope I’m still around to enjoy Ithorne’s story next year. I don’t want to sound fatalistic, but at age 73 now, time seems to go by so much faster, and you never know what the next day will bring. Needless to say, I am a great fan of your books.

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  174. I have been an avid reader through the years but never read an historical romance book until I retired at 62. My first throught after reading it was, “Oh my, I guess I’m not dead yet.” Now I am hooked. I have 22 of your books and through the years I have read and reread them over and over. I have just finished A Secret Wedding, and loved it, so I started rereading A Lady’s Secret and hope I’m still around to enjoy Ithorne’s story next year. I don’t want to sound fatalistic, but at age 73 now, time seems to go by so much faster, and you never know what the next day will bring. Needless to say, I am a great fan of your books.

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  175. I have been an avid reader through the years but never read an historical romance book until I retired at 62. My first throught after reading it was, “Oh my, I guess I’m not dead yet.” Now I am hooked. I have 22 of your books and through the years I have read and reread them over and over. I have just finished A Secret Wedding, and loved it, so I started rereading A Lady’s Secret and hope I’m still around to enjoy Ithorne’s story next year. I don’t want to sound fatalistic, but at age 73 now, time seems to go by so much faster, and you never know what the next day will bring. Needless to say, I am a great fan of your books.

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  176. I really enjoyed reading The Secret Wedding. I loved Christian’s family and the way his parents brought them up. I hope that when we get to read Thorne’s book, we also get to see what he thinks and feels about this delightful family.

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  177. I really enjoyed reading The Secret Wedding. I loved Christian’s family and the way his parents brought them up. I hope that when we get to read Thorne’s book, we also get to see what he thinks and feels about this delightful family.

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  178. I really enjoyed reading The Secret Wedding. I loved Christian’s family and the way his parents brought them up. I hope that when we get to read Thorne’s book, we also get to see what he thinks and feels about this delightful family.

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  179. I really enjoyed reading The Secret Wedding. I loved Christian’s family and the way his parents brought them up. I hope that when we get to read Thorne’s book, we also get to see what he thinks and feels about this delightful family.

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  180. I really enjoyed reading The Secret Wedding. I loved Christian’s family and the way his parents brought them up. I hope that when we get to read Thorne’s book, we also get to see what he thinks and feels about this delightful family.

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  181. I haven’t read A Secret Wedding yet, but it is on my TBR list, along with approximately 200 others! I actually have put my book buying/swapping on hold because the pile was getting so large.
    Concerning time, the thing I notice most is that as I get older, the old saw about time passing more quickly is certainly true. Although an individual day can seem to take forever to pass, depending on what I am doing, the months and years just fly by. Right now, it is hard to believe that my great grandson, who was born just yesterday, is already 3 months old and I am sure will be walking before I know it!

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  182. I haven’t read A Secret Wedding yet, but it is on my TBR list, along with approximately 200 others! I actually have put my book buying/swapping on hold because the pile was getting so large.
    Concerning time, the thing I notice most is that as I get older, the old saw about time passing more quickly is certainly true. Although an individual day can seem to take forever to pass, depending on what I am doing, the months and years just fly by. Right now, it is hard to believe that my great grandson, who was born just yesterday, is already 3 months old and I am sure will be walking before I know it!

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  183. I haven’t read A Secret Wedding yet, but it is on my TBR list, along with approximately 200 others! I actually have put my book buying/swapping on hold because the pile was getting so large.
    Concerning time, the thing I notice most is that as I get older, the old saw about time passing more quickly is certainly true. Although an individual day can seem to take forever to pass, depending on what I am doing, the months and years just fly by. Right now, it is hard to believe that my great grandson, who was born just yesterday, is already 3 months old and I am sure will be walking before I know it!

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  184. I haven’t read A Secret Wedding yet, but it is on my TBR list, along with approximately 200 others! I actually have put my book buying/swapping on hold because the pile was getting so large.
    Concerning time, the thing I notice most is that as I get older, the old saw about time passing more quickly is certainly true. Although an individual day can seem to take forever to pass, depending on what I am doing, the months and years just fly by. Right now, it is hard to believe that my great grandson, who was born just yesterday, is already 3 months old and I am sure will be walking before I know it!

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  185. I haven’t read A Secret Wedding yet, but it is on my TBR list, along with approximately 200 others! I actually have put my book buying/swapping on hold because the pile was getting so large.
    Concerning time, the thing I notice most is that as I get older, the old saw about time passing more quickly is certainly true. Although an individual day can seem to take forever to pass, depending on what I am doing, the months and years just fly by. Right now, it is hard to believe that my great grandson, who was born just yesterday, is already 3 months old and I am sure will be walking before I know it!

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  186. I do find that the best place to make time slow almost to stillness is where the sea meets the shore. There’s something about that eternal kiss of waves on beaches that I can’t resist. I can’t be anywhere but now.
    Of course, I’m not sure a storm crashing on rocks has the same effect, though it’s equally attention-grabbing.
    Jo

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  187. I do find that the best place to make time slow almost to stillness is where the sea meets the shore. There’s something about that eternal kiss of waves on beaches that I can’t resist. I can’t be anywhere but now.
    Of course, I’m not sure a storm crashing on rocks has the same effect, though it’s equally attention-grabbing.
    Jo

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  188. I do find that the best place to make time slow almost to stillness is where the sea meets the shore. There’s something about that eternal kiss of waves on beaches that I can’t resist. I can’t be anywhere but now.
    Of course, I’m not sure a storm crashing on rocks has the same effect, though it’s equally attention-grabbing.
    Jo

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  189. I do find that the best place to make time slow almost to stillness is where the sea meets the shore. There’s something about that eternal kiss of waves on beaches that I can’t resist. I can’t be anywhere but now.
    Of course, I’m not sure a storm crashing on rocks has the same effect, though it’s equally attention-grabbing.
    Jo

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  190. I do find that the best place to make time slow almost to stillness is where the sea meets the shore. There’s something about that eternal kiss of waves on beaches that I can’t resist. I can’t be anywhere but now.
    Of course, I’m not sure a storm crashing on rocks has the same effect, though it’s equally attention-grabbing.
    Jo

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  191. Oh Jo, The waves on a beach in Devon suspended time for me too. I love the harsher north coast with seas that wrecked many ships. I had no idea that writers had to suffer through a time travel experience with each new book! Although it makes sense now you’ve mentioned it. In my life as I approach 50 I find myself thinking about the past more than I did. I’ve always been a “seize the day” type of person; I’ve had too many friends die unexpectedly to not live each day to the fullest. It seems that I do have a past to remember fondly so I’m grateful for that. I don’t know if I could remember what I’d written two years ago though! So… do you read your own books to refresh the little grey cells?

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  192. Oh Jo, The waves on a beach in Devon suspended time for me too. I love the harsher north coast with seas that wrecked many ships. I had no idea that writers had to suffer through a time travel experience with each new book! Although it makes sense now you’ve mentioned it. In my life as I approach 50 I find myself thinking about the past more than I did. I’ve always been a “seize the day” type of person; I’ve had too many friends die unexpectedly to not live each day to the fullest. It seems that I do have a past to remember fondly so I’m grateful for that. I don’t know if I could remember what I’d written two years ago though! So… do you read your own books to refresh the little grey cells?

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  193. Oh Jo, The waves on a beach in Devon suspended time for me too. I love the harsher north coast with seas that wrecked many ships. I had no idea that writers had to suffer through a time travel experience with each new book! Although it makes sense now you’ve mentioned it. In my life as I approach 50 I find myself thinking about the past more than I did. I’ve always been a “seize the day” type of person; I’ve had too many friends die unexpectedly to not live each day to the fullest. It seems that I do have a past to remember fondly so I’m grateful for that. I don’t know if I could remember what I’d written two years ago though! So… do you read your own books to refresh the little grey cells?

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  194. Oh Jo, The waves on a beach in Devon suspended time for me too. I love the harsher north coast with seas that wrecked many ships. I had no idea that writers had to suffer through a time travel experience with each new book! Although it makes sense now you’ve mentioned it. In my life as I approach 50 I find myself thinking about the past more than I did. I’ve always been a “seize the day” type of person; I’ve had too many friends die unexpectedly to not live each day to the fullest. It seems that I do have a past to remember fondly so I’m grateful for that. I don’t know if I could remember what I’d written two years ago though! So… do you read your own books to refresh the little grey cells?

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  195. Oh Jo, The waves on a beach in Devon suspended time for me too. I love the harsher north coast with seas that wrecked many ships. I had no idea that writers had to suffer through a time travel experience with each new book! Although it makes sense now you’ve mentioned it. In my life as I approach 50 I find myself thinking about the past more than I did. I’ve always been a “seize the day” type of person; I’ve had too many friends die unexpectedly to not live each day to the fullest. It seems that I do have a past to remember fondly so I’m grateful for that. I don’t know if I could remember what I’d written two years ago though! So… do you read your own books to refresh the little grey cells?

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  196. Jo: I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time”.. to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention
    this is what I’ve learned through yoga and meditation. it makes the now come into focus for me, feeling at once incredibly restful and vividly alive. and with that sense of the now comes a feeling of all time being ‘now’, all part of a tapestry that doesn’t flow in a 2 dimensional line but instead in vast 3 dimensional tapestry. sort of like looking at a photograph of stars in the sky and realizing how vast it is, with the light from some constellations having traveled hundreds to thousands of light years to reach us. this recent APOD picture is a great example.
    I always loved the first seven lines of Henry Vaughan’s poem “The World”, which Madeleine L’Engle quotes in A Ring of Endless Light:
    I saw Eternity the other night
    Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm as it was bright ;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driven by the spheres,
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.

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  197. Jo: I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time”.. to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention
    this is what I’ve learned through yoga and meditation. it makes the now come into focus for me, feeling at once incredibly restful and vividly alive. and with that sense of the now comes a feeling of all time being ‘now’, all part of a tapestry that doesn’t flow in a 2 dimensional line but instead in vast 3 dimensional tapestry. sort of like looking at a photograph of stars in the sky and realizing how vast it is, with the light from some constellations having traveled hundreds to thousands of light years to reach us. this recent APOD picture is a great example.
    I always loved the first seven lines of Henry Vaughan’s poem “The World”, which Madeleine L’Engle quotes in A Ring of Endless Light:
    I saw Eternity the other night
    Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm as it was bright ;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driven by the spheres,
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.

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  198. Jo: I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time”.. to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention
    this is what I’ve learned through yoga and meditation. it makes the now come into focus for me, feeling at once incredibly restful and vividly alive. and with that sense of the now comes a feeling of all time being ‘now’, all part of a tapestry that doesn’t flow in a 2 dimensional line but instead in vast 3 dimensional tapestry. sort of like looking at a photograph of stars in the sky and realizing how vast it is, with the light from some constellations having traveled hundreds to thousands of light years to reach us. this recent APOD picture is a great example.
    I always loved the first seven lines of Henry Vaughan’s poem “The World”, which Madeleine L’Engle quotes in A Ring of Endless Light:
    I saw Eternity the other night
    Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm as it was bright ;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driven by the spheres,
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.

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  199. Jo: I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time”.. to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention
    this is what I’ve learned through yoga and meditation. it makes the now come into focus for me, feeling at once incredibly restful and vividly alive. and with that sense of the now comes a feeling of all time being ‘now’, all part of a tapestry that doesn’t flow in a 2 dimensional line but instead in vast 3 dimensional tapestry. sort of like looking at a photograph of stars in the sky and realizing how vast it is, with the light from some constellations having traveled hundreds to thousands of light years to reach us. this recent APOD picture is a great example.
    I always loved the first seven lines of Henry Vaughan’s poem “The World”, which Madeleine L’Engle quotes in A Ring of Endless Light:
    I saw Eternity the other night
    Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm as it was bright ;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driven by the spheres,
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.

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  200. Jo: I do believe we can get a little bit more time by “taking time”.. to be in the now. To listen to sounds, feel the temperature on our skin, enjoy the play of color or whatever we see about it. I think it slows the brain, makes it pay attention
    this is what I’ve learned through yoga and meditation. it makes the now come into focus for me, feeling at once incredibly restful and vividly alive. and with that sense of the now comes a feeling of all time being ‘now’, all part of a tapestry that doesn’t flow in a 2 dimensional line but instead in vast 3 dimensional tapestry. sort of like looking at a photograph of stars in the sky and realizing how vast it is, with the light from some constellations having traveled hundreds to thousands of light years to reach us. this recent APOD picture is a great example.
    I always loved the first seven lines of Henry Vaughan’s poem “The World”, which Madeleine L’Engle quotes in A Ring of Endless Light:
    I saw Eternity the other night
    Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm as it was bright ;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driven by the spheres,
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.

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  201. Beautiful picture, Kate.
    I had to fiddle with the link because of the brackets, so here it is again.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090423.html
    And thanks for a reminder of that lovely poem.
    Like most people, I think, I haven’t actually read A Brief History of Time, but I think he says that time as we think of it — past, present, future — is a construct of our minds.
    I know I’ve sometimes thought when traveling a long distance on a motorway that a car that overtakes me is in a different time bubble because those people have zoomed into my future space.
    If that makes any sense,
    Jo

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  202. Beautiful picture, Kate.
    I had to fiddle with the link because of the brackets, so here it is again.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090423.html
    And thanks for a reminder of that lovely poem.
    Like most people, I think, I haven’t actually read A Brief History of Time, but I think he says that time as we think of it — past, present, future — is a construct of our minds.
    I know I’ve sometimes thought when traveling a long distance on a motorway that a car that overtakes me is in a different time bubble because those people have zoomed into my future space.
    If that makes any sense,
    Jo

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  203. Beautiful picture, Kate.
    I had to fiddle with the link because of the brackets, so here it is again.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090423.html
    And thanks for a reminder of that lovely poem.
    Like most people, I think, I haven’t actually read A Brief History of Time, but I think he says that time as we think of it — past, present, future — is a construct of our minds.
    I know I’ve sometimes thought when traveling a long distance on a motorway that a car that overtakes me is in a different time bubble because those people have zoomed into my future space.
    If that makes any sense,
    Jo

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  204. Beautiful picture, Kate.
    I had to fiddle with the link because of the brackets, so here it is again.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090423.html
    And thanks for a reminder of that lovely poem.
    Like most people, I think, I haven’t actually read A Brief History of Time, but I think he says that time as we think of it — past, present, future — is a construct of our minds.
    I know I’ve sometimes thought when traveling a long distance on a motorway that a car that overtakes me is in a different time bubble because those people have zoomed into my future space.
    If that makes any sense,
    Jo

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  205. Beautiful picture, Kate.
    I had to fiddle with the link because of the brackets, so here it is again.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090423.html
    And thanks for a reminder of that lovely poem.
    Like most people, I think, I haven’t actually read A Brief History of Time, but I think he says that time as we think of it — past, present, future — is a construct of our minds.
    I know I’ve sometimes thought when traveling a long distance on a motorway that a car that overtakes me is in a different time bubble because those people have zoomed into my future space.
    If that makes any sense,
    Jo

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  206. Online book sites have an odd twist on time too. Newsprint book reviews generally come out near the time of the book’s release, but some online sites review whatever they’re reading, no matter what the vintage. So paradoxically, although the internet’s supposed to be ephemeral and all about the *now*, it’s online that one’s most likely to find contemporary discussion of out-of-print books. I’m so used to that that when I read decades-old NY Times reviews, I find myself wishing there had been a comment feature back then so I could eavesdrop on the community response of the time.

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  207. Online book sites have an odd twist on time too. Newsprint book reviews generally come out near the time of the book’s release, but some online sites review whatever they’re reading, no matter what the vintage. So paradoxically, although the internet’s supposed to be ephemeral and all about the *now*, it’s online that one’s most likely to find contemporary discussion of out-of-print books. I’m so used to that that when I read decades-old NY Times reviews, I find myself wishing there had been a comment feature back then so I could eavesdrop on the community response of the time.

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  208. Online book sites have an odd twist on time too. Newsprint book reviews generally come out near the time of the book’s release, but some online sites review whatever they’re reading, no matter what the vintage. So paradoxically, although the internet’s supposed to be ephemeral and all about the *now*, it’s online that one’s most likely to find contemporary discussion of out-of-print books. I’m so used to that that when I read decades-old NY Times reviews, I find myself wishing there had been a comment feature back then so I could eavesdrop on the community response of the time.

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  209. Online book sites have an odd twist on time too. Newsprint book reviews generally come out near the time of the book’s release, but some online sites review whatever they’re reading, no matter what the vintage. So paradoxically, although the internet’s supposed to be ephemeral and all about the *now*, it’s online that one’s most likely to find contemporary discussion of out-of-print books. I’m so used to that that when I read decades-old NY Times reviews, I find myself wishing there had been a comment feature back then so I could eavesdrop on the community response of the time.

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  210. Online book sites have an odd twist on time too. Newsprint book reviews generally come out near the time of the book’s release, but some online sites review whatever they’re reading, no matter what the vintage. So paradoxically, although the internet’s supposed to be ephemeral and all about the *now*, it’s online that one’s most likely to find contemporary discussion of out-of-print books. I’m so used to that that when I read decades-old NY Times reviews, I find myself wishing there had been a comment feature back then so I could eavesdrop on the community response of the time.

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  211. In reference to time while reading a historical novel, I feel that I am definatley in the era of the novel…that is to say if the authior has adequately put you there (yes, Jo, yours have ALWAYS put me back in time!). I teach, so in the summer (two months) I read on average of 32 book per month, give or take a few. Sometimes, like you, it’s hard to determine which book was which, and I do often go back and reread, many times over! Time is simply not relevant when I am reading. That is to say “time” in a relative manner. From sun up to sundown I am in a different era of time which very much matters, but relative time is of no consequence! JKelly

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  212. In reference to time while reading a historical novel, I feel that I am definatley in the era of the novel…that is to say if the authior has adequately put you there (yes, Jo, yours have ALWAYS put me back in time!). I teach, so in the summer (two months) I read on average of 32 book per month, give or take a few. Sometimes, like you, it’s hard to determine which book was which, and I do often go back and reread, many times over! Time is simply not relevant when I am reading. That is to say “time” in a relative manner. From sun up to sundown I am in a different era of time which very much matters, but relative time is of no consequence! JKelly

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  213. In reference to time while reading a historical novel, I feel that I am definatley in the era of the novel…that is to say if the authior has adequately put you there (yes, Jo, yours have ALWAYS put me back in time!). I teach, so in the summer (two months) I read on average of 32 book per month, give or take a few. Sometimes, like you, it’s hard to determine which book was which, and I do often go back and reread, many times over! Time is simply not relevant when I am reading. That is to say “time” in a relative manner. From sun up to sundown I am in a different era of time which very much matters, but relative time is of no consequence! JKelly

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  214. In reference to time while reading a historical novel, I feel that I am definatley in the era of the novel…that is to say if the authior has adequately put you there (yes, Jo, yours have ALWAYS put me back in time!). I teach, so in the summer (two months) I read on average of 32 book per month, give or take a few. Sometimes, like you, it’s hard to determine which book was which, and I do often go back and reread, many times over! Time is simply not relevant when I am reading. That is to say “time” in a relative manner. From sun up to sundown I am in a different era of time which very much matters, but relative time is of no consequence! JKelly

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  215. In reference to time while reading a historical novel, I feel that I am definatley in the era of the novel…that is to say if the authior has adequately put you there (yes, Jo, yours have ALWAYS put me back in time!). I teach, so in the summer (two months) I read on average of 32 book per month, give or take a few. Sometimes, like you, it’s hard to determine which book was which, and I do often go back and reread, many times over! Time is simply not relevant when I am reading. That is to say “time” in a relative manner. From sun up to sundown I am in a different era of time which very much matters, but relative time is of no consequence! JKelly

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  216. so quickly the present becomes the past and the future becomes the present; I can be in all 3 at one time because I worry about tomorrow which becomes today the next day and the today now becomes the past. It’s terrible but I go there many times.
    In my dreams I can be in the present but dreaming about the future(something that hasn’t happened yet) or in the past(something that took place and is on my subconscious.)

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  217. so quickly the present becomes the past and the future becomes the present; I can be in all 3 at one time because I worry about tomorrow which becomes today the next day and the today now becomes the past. It’s terrible but I go there many times.
    In my dreams I can be in the present but dreaming about the future(something that hasn’t happened yet) or in the past(something that took place and is on my subconscious.)

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  218. so quickly the present becomes the past and the future becomes the present; I can be in all 3 at one time because I worry about tomorrow which becomes today the next day and the today now becomes the past. It’s terrible but I go there many times.
    In my dreams I can be in the present but dreaming about the future(something that hasn’t happened yet) or in the past(something that took place and is on my subconscious.)

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  219. so quickly the present becomes the past and the future becomes the present; I can be in all 3 at one time because I worry about tomorrow which becomes today the next day and the today now becomes the past. It’s terrible but I go there many times.
    In my dreams I can be in the present but dreaming about the future(something that hasn’t happened yet) or in the past(something that took place and is on my subconscious.)

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  220. so quickly the present becomes the past and the future becomes the present; I can be in all 3 at one time because I worry about tomorrow which becomes today the next day and the today now becomes the past. It’s terrible but I go there many times.
    In my dreams I can be in the present but dreaming about the future(something that hasn’t happened yet) or in the past(something that took place and is on my subconscious.)

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  221. Time-What does it matter? You can’t do anything about the past, it is gone. You can’t do anything about the future, you don’t know what will happen (unless you have powers). You can only live in the moment.

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  222. Time-What does it matter? You can’t do anything about the past, it is gone. You can’t do anything about the future, you don’t know what will happen (unless you have powers). You can only live in the moment.

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  223. Time-What does it matter? You can’t do anything about the past, it is gone. You can’t do anything about the future, you don’t know what will happen (unless you have powers). You can only live in the moment.

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  224. Time-What does it matter? You can’t do anything about the past, it is gone. You can’t do anything about the future, you don’t know what will happen (unless you have powers). You can only live in the moment.

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  225. Time-What does it matter? You can’t do anything about the past, it is gone. You can’t do anything about the future, you don’t know what will happen (unless you have powers). You can only live in the moment.

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  226. I have only recently stopped worrying about time. Ever since I began reading Eckhart Tolle it has really altered the way I look at time.

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  227. I have only recently stopped worrying about time. Ever since I began reading Eckhart Tolle it has really altered the way I look at time.

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  228. I have only recently stopped worrying about time. Ever since I began reading Eckhart Tolle it has really altered the way I look at time.

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  229. I have only recently stopped worrying about time. Ever since I began reading Eckhart Tolle it has really altered the way I look at time.

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  230. I have only recently stopped worrying about time. Ever since I began reading Eckhart Tolle it has really altered the way I look at time.

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  231. I have worked in radio and TV stations where “Time” is a commodity that is for sale. Where if the programs don’t start on “time” then H*** is raised. Where if the commercials are not played at the right “time”, again H*** is raised.
    I’m retired from all that now, so I just enjoy the programs and the commercials (sometimes better than the programs).

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  232. I have worked in radio and TV stations where “Time” is a commodity that is for sale. Where if the programs don’t start on “time” then H*** is raised. Where if the commercials are not played at the right “time”, again H*** is raised.
    I’m retired from all that now, so I just enjoy the programs and the commercials (sometimes better than the programs).

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  233. I have worked in radio and TV stations where “Time” is a commodity that is for sale. Where if the programs don’t start on “time” then H*** is raised. Where if the commercials are not played at the right “time”, again H*** is raised.
    I’m retired from all that now, so I just enjoy the programs and the commercials (sometimes better than the programs).

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  234. I have worked in radio and TV stations where “Time” is a commodity that is for sale. Where if the programs don’t start on “time” then H*** is raised. Where if the commercials are not played at the right “time”, again H*** is raised.
    I’m retired from all that now, so I just enjoy the programs and the commercials (sometimes better than the programs).

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  235. I have worked in radio and TV stations where “Time” is a commodity that is for sale. Where if the programs don’t start on “time” then H*** is raised. Where if the commercials are not played at the right “time”, again H*** is raised.
    I’m retired from all that now, so I just enjoy the programs and the commercials (sometimes better than the programs).

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  236. I read recently that scientists are examining what we all experience: as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it because we have some internal clock that senses current time in proportion to all of our life to date?
    No answer, yet.
    In the meantime, I never seem to be ready for my children’s birthdays or Christmas, but they always feel I have too much time to get ready!

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  237. I read recently that scientists are examining what we all experience: as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it because we have some internal clock that senses current time in proportion to all of our life to date?
    No answer, yet.
    In the meantime, I never seem to be ready for my children’s birthdays or Christmas, but they always feel I have too much time to get ready!

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  238. I read recently that scientists are examining what we all experience: as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it because we have some internal clock that senses current time in proportion to all of our life to date?
    No answer, yet.
    In the meantime, I never seem to be ready for my children’s birthdays or Christmas, but they always feel I have too much time to get ready!

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  239. I read recently that scientists are examining what we all experience: as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it because we have some internal clock that senses current time in proportion to all of our life to date?
    No answer, yet.
    In the meantime, I never seem to be ready for my children’s birthdays or Christmas, but they always feel I have too much time to get ready!

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  240. I read recently that scientists are examining what we all experience: as we get older, time seems to pass more quickly. Is it because we have some internal clock that senses current time in proportion to all of our life to date?
    No answer, yet.
    In the meantime, I never seem to be ready for my children’s birthdays or Christmas, but they always feel I have too much time to get ready!

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  241. Thanks for all the comments. Time is a fascinating subject, isn’t it?
    I agree about Eckhard Tolle. Well worth reading and thinking about. Alas, it seems that in our modern, hurrying world, all the people alerted to him by Oprah have moved on. You know the saying. “He’s yesterday.” Or perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.
    The winner will be announced on Sunday, so watch the Wenches!
    Hmm. That’s not in the now, is it? It’s so difficult!
    Jo πŸ™‚

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  242. Thanks for all the comments. Time is a fascinating subject, isn’t it?
    I agree about Eckhard Tolle. Well worth reading and thinking about. Alas, it seems that in our modern, hurrying world, all the people alerted to him by Oprah have moved on. You know the saying. “He’s yesterday.” Or perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.
    The winner will be announced on Sunday, so watch the Wenches!
    Hmm. That’s not in the now, is it? It’s so difficult!
    Jo πŸ™‚

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  243. Thanks for all the comments. Time is a fascinating subject, isn’t it?
    I agree about Eckhard Tolle. Well worth reading and thinking about. Alas, it seems that in our modern, hurrying world, all the people alerted to him by Oprah have moved on. You know the saying. “He’s yesterday.” Or perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.
    The winner will be announced on Sunday, so watch the Wenches!
    Hmm. That’s not in the now, is it? It’s so difficult!
    Jo πŸ™‚

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  244. Thanks for all the comments. Time is a fascinating subject, isn’t it?
    I agree about Eckhard Tolle. Well worth reading and thinking about. Alas, it seems that in our modern, hurrying world, all the people alerted to him by Oprah have moved on. You know the saying. “He’s yesterday.” Or perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.
    The winner will be announced on Sunday, so watch the Wenches!
    Hmm. That’s not in the now, is it? It’s so difficult!
    Jo πŸ™‚

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  245. Thanks for all the comments. Time is a fascinating subject, isn’t it?
    I agree about Eckhard Tolle. Well worth reading and thinking about. Alas, it seems that in our modern, hurrying world, all the people alerted to him by Oprah have moved on. You know the saying. “He’s yesterday.” Or perhaps I’m wrong. I hope so.
    The winner will be announced on Sunday, so watch the Wenches!
    Hmm. That’s not in the now, is it? It’s so difficult!
    Jo πŸ™‚

    Reply

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