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The Family Curse

As I’ve mentioned in prior blog posts, I possess an I-can-do-it-myself attitude that dates back to at least my grandfather, probably further. If something broke, we fixed it. If we needed to remodel or create something entirely new, we built or redecorated as necessary. Though I never viewed my family as poor, we also learned… Continue reading The Family Curse

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Squirrel Wars

War is something most folks would much rather avoid, especially when it takes place in their own backyard. This week’s post deals with one of those battles that I had to fight. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Despite my neighbor’s Bull Mastiff using my head for a chew toy when I was a toddler, I’ve… Continue reading Squirrel Wars

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Too Soon

Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her one and only grandchild. Though I expressed my condolences, I could only imagine the heartache she and her family were and still are experiencing. As I sincerely believe, and have heard from other folks as well, parents and grandparents should not outlive their children and grandchildren.… Continue reading Too Soon

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An Elevated Chat

And what would a person do if placed in a situation they really didn’t want to be in? The inspiration for this week’s post deals with that kind of setting. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. An Elevated Chat I stormed from my office. “The guy is such an ass. How can anyone so damned ignorant… Continue reading An Elevated Chat

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55 Words

Writing a novel can be a trying yet rewarding experience. Writing a short story can be more challenging but also rewording. Writing a story that paints pictures and conveys meaning in fifty-five words or less is just plain crazy––but fun.  Folks in the writing world refer to abbreviated-word-count tales as flash fiction. One of the… Continue reading 55 Words

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You Decide

I recently received a gift, a copy of The Writer’s Block, by Jason Rekulak. An editor in contact with writers from many genres, Mr. Rekulak concluded that no matter how prolific an author might be, at one time or another every author has endured some form of writer’s block. Formatted as a 672-page, three-inch cube… Continue reading You Decide

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What About Today?

Although summoning the right words for my blog introduction is an often tedious task, wayward lines or rhymes frequently pop into my brain. For writers, one or two bits of dialogue or narrative floating in our minds can open doors to stories or poems that otherwise wouldn’t exist. For me, a line or rhyme out… Continue reading What About Today?