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Happy Halloween!

I’d planned to have another spooky story ready but sadly that’s not the case.  It’s not a lack of motivation but problems with sparking something good enough to post.  Where’s my muse when I need him! Anyway this marks the day when I indulge in too much candy while awaiting little trick 0’treaters at the […]

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As many of you know, I started writing in childhood, interrupted by a very long period as a legal scrivener. There’s something about the field that kills creativity.  Thinking outside the box requires almost physical effort.  A few years ago began reclaiming that part of me I left behind and joined writing.com.  I wrote some […]

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Repost: Happiness

Since I’m behind in writing and many of you enjoy The Man Series, I’m reposting a story written for the Crucible premiere.  It still seems appropriate. Enjoy. ***** The man stood smiling, nodding, murmuring thanks. Thank you. More hands reached out to deliver congratulatory slaps on the back. Thank you so much. He felt like […]

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NaNoWriMo 2016

Writers, it’s that time of the year again.  NaNoWriMo (say that three times really fast) or National Novel Writing Month begins next month.  Do you have a novel locked inside and just can’t get it out?  Then NaNoWriMo is for you.  For those who know nothing about it, you spend 30 straight days pounding out […]

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On Quitting Whining

Continuing from yesterday’s missive, I really needed a shot in the arm. A friend told said there was a writer’s conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan the first week in October and did I want to come?  Well, the name intrigued me: Quit Whining, Start Writing.  It was direct, blunt, and what I needed to hear. […]

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The Great Driving Experiment

A western suburb. 12:15PM The car’s engine hums smoothly.  I nervously clutch the gear, ready to shift into “Reverse” and take a deep breath. Jodi, my psyche id, grumbles from the back seat. “Did you turn on the heat? It’s still cold in here.” I pause to fiddle with the controls. “It’ll take time for […]

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Now I’ve Gone and Done It

I’m the excited owner of a new car.  Since I still don’t have my new driving glasses, the dealership kindly drove me and Red (yes, she has a name) home.  She’s now resting comfortably in tenants’ parking awaiting her first foray across to the mall to see Selma at the newly reopened, super fancy AMC […]

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As you already know, I’ve transplanted from the city with its public transportation and no car to the middle of suburbia with its endless malls and no car.  In fact, I reside across the street from a major mall.  But like most of these developments, the mall covers literally acres.  I can’t, say, walk from […]

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So I just missed the deadline for yesterday’s post.  Ordinarily I write for the next day but this time, I’ve been leaving things until the night of that day’s post.  Oddly since retiring, I’ve not fallen into a routine.  Before, I fit my life into the limited free available after work.  Blogging didn’t pose such […]

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There’s no polished piece tonight.  I spent most of the day with my friend Mary shlepping from store to store purchasing materials for an upcoming high school production of The Snow Queen. The costumer had a hacked credit card, and although she’s the musical director Mary had to leap into the breach.  Where do I […]

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