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Monday, October 19, 2009 12:05:28 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled When Wild Things Happen:You've Seen the Difference and It's Getting Better All the Time:
Pamela said, "This is For You -- and anyone else -- Out There in the world that stops, drops and listens to a song, a poem, a story, the words drawing us in and reminding us of something more than dialogue and setting and plots and lyrics and music to make true..." more

Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:29:50 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled What I'm Listening to Right Now (and I like it a lot) The '59 Sound (Gaslight Anthem):
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Sunday, October 18, 2009 5:20:51 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled All Kidding Aside, This Child is Throwing Up because He Knows He Screwed Up His Daddy's Show:
Pamela said, "...and he's frightened. I'll say it over and over until I'm blue in the face. You can't lie to kids. They are smarter than adults. We have to protect them from the grown-ups because the grown-ups know how to manipulate, trick and deceive. Kids want..." more

Thursday, October 8, 2009 7:44:55 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Knowing your Audience. Or... do you?:
Pamela said, "Sharing a sister's dilemma. It's fodder for thought for those who think writing for children is easy.We want our audience-- today's child-- to relate to our work and words.How far do we go to connect to how they think and what they say? Are we..." more

Sunday, October 4, 2009 9:51:12 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Not Guilty (well, maybe a little bit):
Pamela said, "Oh yes. I have moved into Cliche Territory. But no one loves a good Jewish Mother joke as much as... a Jewish Mother. This is a guilt-free post. My first and last. Guilt is my middle name. It's in the DNA.Yes, I've been neglecting you, Live..." more

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 5:49:58 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Sharin' some Sharon Birthday Dreams:
Pamela said, "May you find joy in your every dream...and may some of those dreams end up as books on shelves with YOUR name on the spine!Happy Birthday, saputnam! (with great thanks to newport2newport for always remembering to remember her friends) {} {}..." more

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:06:57 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled A Little Help for a Friend and Colleague: HARLEM BOOK FAIR July 17-19, 2009:
Pamela said, "Picture book author looking to share booth this [email protected] popular Harlem Book Fair. Interested? Know someone who would be? Looks like a great promotional and selling event.Please E-me: Writer Ross at g mail dot com"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 9:54:24 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Gone Too Soon (not that anyone's untimely death could be identified as Gone Too Late):
Pamela said, "As the hours of this day passed, it troubled me that as hard as I tried not to get pulled into the vortex of death's calling card, I could not avoid the siren's call of sorrow. It's the fear of death that compels so many of us to create, to make a..." more

Sunday, July 5, 2009 9:21:32 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Collecting Lives on A Ribbon of Highway:
Pamela said, "So many people in this world I'll never knowSo many states I've yet to seeDo you ever worry time will slip away before you get to do it all?I do.I carry a notebookand carry the faces and places of where I've been with meI try to remember it alland..." more

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:56:40 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled AND THE TWEET GOES ON:
Pamela said, "Tweeting my Own Horn (Something I rarely do, so humor me) I participated in an innovative editor-author chat yesterday on TWITTER. I was not the editor. I was not the author. I was a face in the twittering crowd. I had not heard of the book before..." more

Monday, May 4, 2009 2:44:28 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled I Sing the Body Acoustic:
Pamela said, "From TALKING POINTS MEMO tonight, an inspiring essay penned by M.J. Rosenberg:"On Sunday night Pete Seeger's 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert at Madison Square Garden. It was great. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, Richie..." more

Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:06:07 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Fire in the Fingertips:
Pamela said, "You know it. You know that moment when you are in the zone and the words are so hot you can barely touch them as they fly out of your brain and melt the keyboard as you engraven them onto the screen. You're not G-d and you're not writing The Ten..." more

Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:27:05 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Idiot Sa-FONT?:
Pamela said, "Is it my eyes telling me something I already know ("You need glasses, babe") or did the fonts of the Live Journal entries change on your screen too? Is it time call tech support... or Lenscrafters?"

Saturday, April 11, 2009 6:51:28 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Philip Glass and The Cyclone (or Why Control Freaks Probably Do Not Appreciate Roller Coasters):
Pamela said, "From the fascinating documentary I watched tonight on a late night AMERICAN MASTERS on PBS:The art music of Philip Glass. He had me at the Cyclone-- one of his beloved Coney Island pastimes. For me, the Cyclone was like a mythic King Kong beating..." more

Monday, March 30, 2009 11:57:10 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Alert: Robert Pinsky on Poetry as Performance Art: Noon Today on the Radio:
Pamela said, "Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky on Monday's LEONARD LOPATE show on WNYC this afternoon. Tune in at 12:00 noon on your good old-fashioned radio (820 AM here in NY) or stream the show live..." more

Monday, March 30, 2009 5:39:10 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled And the Beat Goes On:
Pamela said, "Where I'm Coming From:I can't say exactly what made me click on John Lundberg's blog on today's HUFFINGTON POST. Maybe it was an e-mail alert that Lundberg had uploaded a new blog. Maybe I was reading the Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure..." more

Monday, March 23, 2009 3:26:54 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Art, Craft, Rough Draft:
Pamela said, "So much loss and pain and fear Out ThereYou have to find strength to love your art even when the lights are low and the joys are rareFind beauty in those slivers of light, those intensely personal, small moments of glee.I worry time is slipping away..." more

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:38:41 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Everything Old is New Again:
Pamela said, "Will this be you one day soon:Future You: "We walked 15 miles for a new book. Yes. The kind with a decorative cover. And real paper that curls in the heat. And we liked it!"Present You: Call me corny as Kansas in August. You can't wrap your arm..." more

Friday, March 6, 2009 4:54:20 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Lucky Days (Yours, Mine, and Ours):
Pamela said, "are days we celebrate with lovely friends. No need to wait for birthdays to share the love. But just in case he's out there, reading Live Journal and not solving scientific equations to save the world, here's wishing a Very Happy, Very Lucky Day to..." more

Thursday, March 5, 2009 3:48:16 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Do the Write Thing:
Pamela said, "No, really. I get it. I'm being tested today. Why else would I 1: fall down in the ice this morning, cutting open the skin on my knee (right), slamming my left wrist (the one that broke the fall), and adding salt to the wound of my already..." more

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:54:08 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Ship of Fools, Ship of Dreams:
Pamela said, "Because I do not want my Live Journal to wash away due to neglect, I am unlocking the gate and opening the door and exhaling my blank thoughts into the white space.If this were a movie, I'd be pacing, ripping papers and tossing them into a trash..." more

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:08:42 PM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled My Friend, the Brilliant Children's Book Author MURIEL HARRIS WEINSTEIN on XM RADIO at 4 PM EST:
Pamela said, " can sign up for a FREE, 3 DAY TRIAL right nowTakes seconds to completeNO CREDIT CARDS I am listening ONLINE as we speakCLICK ON TO CHANNEL 116KIDS PLACE LIVE"The Absolute Mindy" Show(a..." more

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:26:53 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled Tevye knows all: "Get off my land. This is still my home, my land. Get off my land.":
Pamela said, "Think YOU'RE mad about the new Facebook Word Grab that allows their bear claws to ruffle through our tents?Yes. You're angry. Dopey, stupid policy.But no one says RAGE like this woman. Ignore the labels on the clip. We know better. This is one..." more

Saturday, February 14, 2009 6:32:37 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled LOSE YOURSELF. This may shock you: I Love this Song. "You can do anything you set your mind to":
Pamela said, "...and I'm working on memorizing the lyrics so I can rap along with the music one day. Swear. Who will sing with me? I'll play weddings, bar mitzvahs, SCBWI conferences... ;>"You better lose yourself in the music, the momentYou own it, you better..." more

Monday, February 9, 2009 7:05:51 AM
Pamela Ross wrote a blog post titled That 70s Life: Loving Judy Blume is Forever:
Pamela said, "Tonight I find myself thinking about the girl I left behind in the 70s. Or did I? When I write, what echoes do I hear but the voice that cried about pimples and parents, bad hair and bad boys, dreams and desires and the totally self-inflicted pain..." more