Tea Time

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My DH and I have been making the web site for The Birth House all spiffy for February’s launch. One feature I’ve dreamed of having there is an interactive scrapbook where readers can click on an image and learn more about the inspiration behind the novel.Some things I’ve included already are: The Conception of the Novel, Midwifery in the 1900’s, …

Make Our Garden Grow

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I don’t often review books at Incidental Pieces or even make mention of the books I’ve been reading. (Probably because I spend much of my time with my nose stuck in odd, out-of-print books from the 19th century.)But with the onset of the holiday season, I thought I’d spread some good cheer and tell you about two books that have …

Kick at the Darkness…

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There’s a brilliant line in Bruce Cockburn’s song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” that goes: Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight… Sometimes that’s exactly what it takes to bring about change, especially for the things that are the most important in our lives. I spent last Thursday pacing back and forth at the Newark International Airport, …