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Arielle’s Mom

Inspiration comes from all around us. Years ago, a news item on TV launched an idea within my writer’s mind for a new character, Homicide Detective Ike Barney. One story led to another and evolved into a short-story series. This week’s blog features one of those stories, which takes place in 2006. Because of its… Continue reading Arielle’s Mom

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THE TALE OF DANIEL McBAIN

My apologies for neglecting last week’s blog post. Though a shower of excuses come to mind, I hate excuses. Instead, I’ll attempt to compensate for my error with this week’s post.  My recent back injury and brief need to use a cane once more reminded me of an incident that occurred years ago while I… Continue reading THE TALE OF DANIEL McBAIN

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Epilepsy: 101

This is a long one, folks. I initially composed this expose in 2002. The original version was later published in the United Disabilities Association magazine, Kaleidoscope. Although I changed many participants’ names, the events and coincidences portrayed are real. My intent in writing the piece was not to seek sympathy, but rather to illustrate what… Continue reading Epilepsy: 101

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The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck Part III

As promised, this week’s blog concludes the three-part story about how a 1946 Studebaker parcel van helped turn the summer of 1966 into one of the most memorable times of my life. Last week’s installment ended as my brother Gene and I had just picked up one of the van’s co-owners, Tom, and then drove… Continue reading The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck Part III

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The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck Part II

In last week’s post I promised to relate a three-part story about my memorable summer of 1966, which focused on how my older brother, his friends, and I resurrected a 1946 Studebaker parcel van and converted it into a camper. I’ll begin Part II with the closing line from last week’s installment. Enjoy. Thanks for… Continue reading The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck Part II

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The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck

Hi all, I’m back, with a tale from my past. Summer is definitely here and I’m reminded of one particular summer that will forever remain in my mind. Because of its length, I’m breaking the story into a three-part post. Hope you enjoy and will stick around for all three sections. As always, thanks for… Continue reading The Summer of 1966: The Big Yellow Truck

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Takin’ a Break

First: Many thanks to the folks who follow my blog. As you may have noticed, last week’s post was a bust––zilch, zero, nada. My apologies for being a slacker. Last week my priorities got scrambled. However, that breach in productivity also helped me realize that I needed to step aside from blogging for a bit… Continue reading Takin’ a Break