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December 28, 2011

When I left The Daytona Beach News-Journal, I made sure my byline would appear for a little longer:

  • A sidebar and If You Go box on the Jan. 7-8, 2011, re-enactment of the Dade Massacre in Bushnell, Fla. They were paired with a wire story about the Dec. 28, 1835, incident, which sparked the Second Seminole War. (Unfortunately, the piece was not put online, but it ran Dec. 26, 2011.) My favorite whip-smart multi-award-winning designer (Ruth) made the package look great.

  • “2nd site: New diner is twice as nice.” Amir and I went to the newest Steve’s Famous Diner in Daytona Beach and really loved it.

  • “Deck the Hollows: Kim Harrison explains her world in ‘The Hollows Insider.'” Of course I had to review my fave author’s book as my last book review for The News-Journal. No, I’m not biased when I’m doing these reviews. I liked “The Insider,” but some of her ideas could have been fine-tuned.

  • “Choices about at La Fiesta.” I met up with writer and CouchSurfing friend Kadee Taylor Humphrey. By the way, you really should read Kadee’s blog, http://evervescence.wordpress.com/, if you’re into self-sufficiency, veganism…or zombies. (She’s writing her zombie series as we speak.)

  • I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, is having a Happy Hanukkah or will have a Happy Kwanzaa this holiday season. I feel very blessed. It’s been years since I’ve had this much time off, much less Christmas off —- a hazard of being a copy editor.

    However, I haven’t been bored once. I’ve been visiting friends (including the fab writer/editor Mary Ann DeSantis), traveling (Philadelphia, where I saw former colleague Jaime), spending time with my family and rebooting my yoga practice during my break. Tomorrow, I’m going to a Tweetup (a Twitter meetup). Then, on Jan. 3, I can officially claim my new title of “Associate Editor.”

    Life is good, truly.

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