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Grammar Cop

This week i’m posting another soapbox, so to speak, but more on writing than politics. As always, thanks for stopping by. Whether or not writing is a career or a hobby, because of emails, texting, and social media, everyone that has a smart phone, tablet, or computer has become a writer. As a result, the… Continue reading Grammar Cop

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Memories

Last week, my blog To Arm or No to Arm? dealt with my perspective regarding the increased debate on gun control after the mass shooting at Parkland, Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School. This week I’d like to consider the people who survived the tragedy, particularly the parents and siblings, spouses and children of the victims. My story… Continue reading Memories

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To Arm or Not to Arm?

As I’ve previously stated, my blog was never intended to be a political soapbox. But there are occasions when I feel the need to speak out, and pretty much practice what I preach. This is one of those times. As always, thanks for stopping by. This past week the news media bristled with the announcement… Continue reading To Arm or Not to Arm?

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Stubborn? Who, Me?

Ever heard someone use the analogy, “He’s so stupid, his picture belongs in the dictionary next to the definition,” or something similar? Well, when it comes to the word stubborn, I have to admit, my likeness would not totally be out of place beside Webster’s thorough explanation. Now, some folks may view stubbornness as a… Continue reading Stubborn? Who, Me?

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WE ROCKED IT!

First, a huge THANK YOU to all of the folks who have visited site, read my blogs, and indicated that the assorted postings were enjoyable to read. You make my day, and make writing a pleasure rather than a mere task. Once again, thanks for stopping by. In a prior blog, 50 Years Later, I… Continue reading WE ROCKED IT!

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SHOW not TELL

Anyone who has been exposed to creative writing classes, workshops, or seminars has undoubtedly been informed that one of the cardinal rules is to SHOW not TELL. But to the non-writer or newbie to the craft, what does that mean? Whether fiction or non-fiction, isn’t telling a story every author’s job? Yes, but it’s how… Continue reading SHOW not TELL

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Welcome Home?

Most writers are filled with stories. Some of those tales loom in the forefront of their minds, while others linger in the shadows and await discovery. Some of those accounts are fact-based, while others are pure fiction. Then there are the stories that emerge from a simple prompt, narratives that frequently surprise even the authors… Continue reading Welcome Home?