"Ultimately literature is nothing but carpentry. Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Both are full of tricks and techniques. Basically very little magic and a lot of hard work involved."
-- Gabriel García Márquez from The Writer's Almanac.
And my weekly wrap-up about my half-marathon training is alive over at another mother runner. This one involves refrigerator magnets and unflattering pictures.