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COWBOY HAIRSPRAY

While living in Colorado, I recognized that folks wearing cowboy hats were as common a sight as mountains, twenty-one speed bicycles, Merrills, and Subarus. After all, the Centennial State was an influential part of the USA’s western heritage, a legacy that influenced me as well. Broad-brimmed hats became a routine part of my outdoor attire.… Continue reading COWBOY HAIRSPRAY

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GRANDPAS’ SMILES

It’s been a while since I last posted. Funny how life, and all the ups and downs that may accompany it, sometimes interferes with the creative fun. My apologies for my neglect. This week’s post is based on a personal experience, one that I will always look back on and smile. Hope you enjoy. Thanks… Continue reading GRANDPAS’ SMILES

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2020

In keeping with last New Year’s blog post format, I composed another short poem––a rhyme of encouragement and my wish for everyone to enjoy a prosperous New Year. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. 2020 We’re nearing New Year’s Eve and it’s hard to believe That we’re about to enter another decade Another ten years gone… Continue reading 2020

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A Christmas Memory

For the past two years my Christmas blogs have featured a yuletide poem. Rather than break a tradition, I sat down in rhyming mode and composed another. Being a pantser kind of writer, I established several lines that allowed a few characters to emerge, and they took over from there. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.… Continue reading A Christmas Memory

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CHAOS Part II

Last week, my blog post featured Part One of CHAOS, a western tale set in the late 1800s. The once-prosperous mining town called Chaos had been renamed Wildflower in an attempt to revamp the town’s image but not the corruption that ruled it. When Part One closed, weathered cowboy, Sam Thornby, had befriended Charlie De… Continue reading CHAOS Part II

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CHAOS

This week’s blog post features one of my short story efforts that dabbles in Western Fiction. The tale is a two-parter staged in the late 1800s Arizona mining region. A portion of my inner being has always been a cowboy, so I had fun writing the story. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. CHAOS Spurs clinked… Continue reading CHAOS

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THANKSGIVING

This past week marked the beginning of the winter holiday season. For many folks, this time of year is a busy, often hectic period. But the holidays also represent a time to pause and reflect upon both the past and the present, as well as the future. A time to think about our lives and… Continue reading THANKSGIVING