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Cowboys Can’t Be Catholic

As I’ve acknowledged in previous blog posts, inspiration can arise from a variety of sources and produce a variety of results, as this week’s blog post illustrates. Though prompted by an actual incident and exposing a bit of truth, the remainder of this poem is fueled by me taking liberties with my writer’s imagination. In… Continue reading Cowboys Can’t Be Catholic

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How’d That Happen?

A recent incident prompted me to contemplate a thought that bounced around in my noggin once too often and inspired a rather introspective exposé. I had a lot of fun writing it. Hope you folks have fun with the piece, too. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. How’d That Happen? So, here I am––seventy years behind… Continue reading How’d That Happen?

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Arielle’s Mom: Part II

Last week’s blog was the first half of a short story featuring Detective Ike Barney whose latest endeavor involved a cold case where the only lead was a witness who’d been dead for three-and-a-half years––and was Ike’s girlfriend, Arielle’s mother. Caught between his vow to resolve the case and pressure from his captain, Ike was… Continue reading Arielle’s Mom: Part II

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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