I quickly fell head over heels in love with the author, Barbara Mertz. When I learned that she was a trained Egyptologist with a degree from the highly respected University of Chicago, well that was it for me. I knew that I needed to do the same. So I wrote a lengthy letter telling Barbara that she had profoundly impacted my life. When I went to research the address to send it to, I read that she had died. I felt overwhelming loss. I was devastated for the longest time because I would never get to befriend Barbara. And I was sad because Amelia had been frozen. She would never come back to life in the pages of a book. Imagine my rapture, imagine my thrill, imagine my delight when word spread that there was an unfinished manuscript about Amelia!
Serendipitously, one night when I was in London, a small theatre was putting the show on, but I oddly decided to go to the Apple Store in Regent Street to watch Eddie Izzard do a show. I’m glad I did as I met the woman who is the voice actress for Piglet in Germany, and that’s just a silly thing to write, and I’m inordinately pleased have had that experience.
Monday: Why don’t you move to a third-world country and become a teacher? I was terribly inspired by the documentary He Named Me Malala. I love that heroic young lady so […]
LOVE: Last Girl Before Freeway: I have been putting off reading the latest Joan Rivers autobiography for the longest time because I knew that I would sob at the end. […]
LOVE: “Letters from Egypt” by Lady Duff Gordon: My interest in Egypt is broad and involves nearly everything to do with the civilization. I equally enjoy pyramid construction theories, the […]
LOVE: Lulu Self Publishing: I love writing. Clearly. You see how enormous this website has become over the years. I like to write about more than myself, though, if you […]
It’s that time of the year again, time to buy me things for the holiday season. I celebrate all major gift giving holidays from all denominations of all religions, so there’s […]
Monday: Why don’t you put fresh flowers in every room of your house or apartment or manor or hotel room or tent or wherever it is you live? The first time […]
LOVE: “Joanne” by Lady Gaga: I love Lady Gaga. Jessica and I stalked her all over Paris years and years ago (God, we’re ancient) and then we went to the […]
LOVE: Amelia Peabody Audiobooks: I miss Egypt every day. SO MUCH. It’s ridiculous at this point. I should just pack up and move. I know that I’m going to at […]