How Do You Say “Laptop” in Castilian Spanish?

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I’m spending a week in Madrid this fall. I should be figuring out what to pack, who’s going to watch the house, and how to say a few essential phrases with a Castilian accent. But am I doing that? Of course not. Instead, I’m worrying if it would somehow be wrong to write every day when I’m visiting a place that was near the top of my Bucket List, and if it’s safe to bring my laptop.*

*No offense, Madrid. I worry about that everywhere, because my soul is lodged squarely between the space bar and the command key.

My Copious Spare Time

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Why only join one critique group when you can join two? Many reasons, like 130 pages a month of reading and making suggestions that are helpful, insightful, and complimentary, with an occasional dose of brutal.*

Some might say, “How are you going to manage 130 pages a month?”

*If you define ‘brutal’ as “I thought you might want to try something else here, but if you don’t it’s ok. It’s only my opinion and I could be wrong.”

729, 730, 731

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I have watched this approximately 732 times this morning. Sophie’s very first laugh ever. My work is done here. Now I’ll get dressed and go write.

I’m writing

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No, seriously. I’m writing. I’m doing research…for a chapter book…about a Hollywood baby in a Japanese garden. And she wears sunglasses because she’s afraid of being recognized. Actually, that would make a great chapter book. But I’m not writing it. I’m preparing for my 159th rendition of “Bushel and a Peck,” because Hollywood baby likes it.