Archive for September, 2004

STUFF SHOCK

Posted by Robin Sparks on September 23rd, 2004 | Email this to friend

Left Coast Writers Meeting. Larkspur, California. Four days after my return to the US. Fellow writer: “Wow Robin, just back from Brazil! How does it feel?”
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“I don’t know. I’m still processing it.”

I wasn’t back. Not all of me.

There’s not a lot of sympathy wasted on jet lag. It’s a problem everyone would like to have.
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THE THING ABOUT BRAZIL

Posted by Robin Sparks on September 19th, 2004 | Email this to friend

A list of 49 things the author (who doesn’t believe in stereotypical lists) now knows about Brazil.
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OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

Posted by Robin Sparks on September 18th, 2004 | Email this to friend

August 30, 2004

I knew it was time to go when I woke up at 4 AM with rows of angry welts on my stomach and dozens of red bumps on my ankles all crying out at once, “Scratch me!”
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WHERE’S WALLY?

Posted by Robin Sparks on September 18th, 2004 | Email this to friend

September 18, 2004

Yes, I am back.

It’s been two weeks since I got off the plane in San Francisco. And I am just now beginning to recognize the Americana in the mirror.

Usually, after a long trip, I hide out long enough to unpack my bags, catch up with mail, pay the bills, call my parents, and sleep off jetlag, not to mention allow my heart to catch up with my body. Only then do I answer the phone and begin to accept invitations…

But this time I leapt feet first from the plane into the USA .

To all who’ve written to say, “What happened? Where are you?”, stay with me and I will fill in the gaps. Beginning now.

Robin