Sehr gut

  I’ve been going to German class since October. It’s quite demanding, since it’s 4 1/2 hours a week and (inevitably) heavy on the grammar. I did a year of German in High School, but that was back in the Cretaceous. Since I’m English, I have a head start on the vocabulary and accent, but all the (many) grammatical explanations are in Spanish!   So yeah, I’m feeling pleased with myself.

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Money! Money! Money!

  I haven’t sold many short stories lately, because I’ve concentrated on books. So it was a nice surprise to get a royalty statement from an anthology I’d completely forgotten about.   $2.79   My plans to buy Australia are on hold.   On the other hand, I’ve sold the story?five times before, so it doesn’t owe me anything. And the whole family is going out to lunch tomorrow to…

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