Monthly Archives: January 2017

Best Movies of 2016: A Baker’s Dozen

No, I’m not a baker, I just happened to come up with 13 when I tallied my favorite movies of 2016. I believe certain genres get short-shrift, so I’ve broken them into three categories: Best Drama, Best Comedy or Musical, … Continue reading

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Take a Stand

I’m short on time this morning, but long on thought. My gut reaction to the current tumult in the world and in my country is to call for dialogue, for peace, for efforts to understand one another’s views. And I … Continue reading

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Failure is the fertilizer that feeds success. It stinks and is unpleasant to handle, but without it success is unattainable.

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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to tell this true story about a favorite relative (name changed) in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked … Continue reading

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Quasi-Motors Technical Fowl The Abdominal Snowman

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The Wishing Map 49

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Gina stalled for time as princess Feyrdú waited to take her life. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina…

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I’ve been getting way too deep lately. Figured it was time to pull out my Groaner File. These are originals, so you have only me to blame if you don’t find them pleasantly punny. (P.S. Add your own groaners in the Leave a … Continue reading

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You Have Not Lived Until…

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I’ve tried so hard to figure out how to articulate what I need from you, what I believe the people of the United States and the rest of the world need, from you. I can’t find the … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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