Good Times in Seven Days

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Loneliness, my friends, is a scary thing. But here’s what I know now: it can be a good thing, too, being alone in the woods in a two-room cabin with snow outside and black squirrels like ink blots on white, and you’re so far away from the noise of the city where planes can crash into towers and mothers can die—will die—in your arms, but not yet, not yet. ~ From “Return Trip”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just seven days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser: a reflection on “loneliness,” the seventh thing I riff on as mentioned in the subtitle of the collection.

Thanks for reading! – PMc

Good Times in Eight Days

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“We Are All Just Stupid People”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just eight days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser: the title of the eighth essay.

Thanks for reading! – PMc

Good Times in Nine Days

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source: BBC One

No one talks all that much in public, in that polite-society way we North Americans, we midwesterners especially, do. ~ From “Your Comfortable Shopping”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just nine days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser from the ninth essay and its ninth sentence.

Thanks for reading! – PMc

 

Good Times in Ten Days

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He loved to travel. ~ From “Finding My Father and the FBI”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just ten days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser that is the tenth to the last sentence of the book.

Thanks for reading! – PMc

Good Times in Eleven Days

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She sat behind the steering wheel of her car, hands at ten and two even though she was parked now, engine off, at the gas pumps. ~ From “Returns”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just eleven days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser from the eleventh essay in the collection.

Thanks for reading! – PMc

Good Times in Twelve Days

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All he wanted was permission to pass, but still, you let him move you, and after, long after, you remembered leaning into those hands. ~ From “What You’ll Remember”

And These Are the Good Times, Patricia Ann McNair

In just twelve days, I will be celebrating the launch of my second book, And These Are the Good Timeswith friends and family and with the wonderful folks from Side Street Press, my publisher. In honor and anticipation of this life event, I am sharing a little teaser from page twelve of the collection.

Thanks for reading! – PMc