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Thanks, Dad

This weekend I was once again privileged to participate in Gateway Con, a conference and convention for writers held in St. Louis. The annual event is presented by the St. Louis Writers Guild and co-sponsored by many notable local organizations, including the one I belong to: Sisters in Crime. To first address the obvious elephant… Continue reading Thanks, Dad

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Realities

Once more it’s story time. This week’s blog post features another short story challenge based upon a four item prompt. The items that were to be included in this tale: A toy fire truck A telescope A carton of soured milk A collection of Frank Sinatra albums Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Realities I was… Continue reading Realities

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Good Ol’ Summertime

Although the calendar indicates that summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, temperatures throughout most of May––some record highs––have reminded many folks in the mid-west U.S. of sweltering mid-summer heat. During that warm spell, I had the privilege to reconnect with my best friend from the old neighborhood where we grew up. That particular morning… Continue reading Good Ol’ Summertime

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Paved or Gravel or Dirt?

Another prompt enticed my creative vein this week: Which is better paved roads or gravel? It’s always fun to see where and what form of adventure the right brain might steer this writer’s mind to follow. Enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by. Paved or Gravel or Dirt? In her all-knowing, female articulation, the onboard GPS had… Continue reading Paved or Gravel or Dirt?

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Customer Service, a Lost Art?

I realize that a prior blog (3/19/17) related an incident that involved poor customer service. Recent encounters experienced by myself, family and friends, however, have prompted me to revisit this topic. As I noted in my prior blog, I’m very familiar with customer service. For fifty years I worked in assorted venues of the customer… Continue reading Customer Service, a Lost Art?

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A Rocky Winter

The temperatures have finally risen and stabilized to more spring-like––sometimes summer-like––levels. An array of color has returned to the earth as the trees and flowers bud, leaf and bloom. Pollen fills the air, dusts everything, and allergic reactions abound. A-choo! Yes, that’s right, no matter how harsh or pleasant their surroundings might be, some typically… Continue reading A Rocky Winter