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SAY WHAT?

I am happy to report that things are still cool.  The word “cool” is still an acceptable term to express any of the following: You are okay, as in:  “How are you?”  “I’m cool.” You are okay with doing something, … Continue reading

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YIPEE! A GREAT BOOK REVIEW

Okay, admittedly this is pretty much self-serving on my part…but when someone pays you a nice complement, it’s worth sharing; especially so if it’s about a book you’ve written.  So, with no further ado, here is the review for ABOUT … Continue reading

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MY BOOK WON! WHODDA THUNK!

If there are ever any words or phrases posed next to my name, usually it’s something like, “Honorable Mention,” or “Also Ran,” or even, “Thanks for showing up!”  Not no more.  This week I got notice from the Literary Classics … Continue reading

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IT’S A WONDER!

I just finished a young adult book titled WONDER, by a lady named R.J. Palacio.  It is her first book and she has accomplished what every first-time author dreams of: S U C C E S S !  It’s a best-seller and is … Continue reading

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ROLL OVER LONGFELLOW ONE MORE TIME!

Well, surprise surprise! I’ve got tears in my eyes. Poetry seemed to be to your liking My “like” numbers, they went spiking. Whoddathunk it was a matter of verse That would keep my blog from within the hearse? 15 “likes” are … Continue reading

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Some Retiring Thoughts…

After six-plus years of retirement, I am still trying to figure it out.  I was reminded of this as we celebrated a big family gathering for Christmas this past week.  There were all the usual Christmassy things:  the shopping, the … Continue reading

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Liberated Writers Take it Personal

My writing skills, though some may not choose to call them that, have been honed by a lot of just doing.  I’ve never had any formal training; never took a creative writing class; never attended writer conferences or sat around … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails of Self-Publishing

I started writing seriously just after I retired a few years ago.  It is not that I did not write previously.  Much of my career in radio involved writing.  I wrote news and feature reports.  I wrote lots of gimmicky … Continue reading

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