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In Praise of Plotting

At the moment I’m holed up (who isn’t?), working on the “final final” structure of my novel, removing sequences and putting them back, adding sections and then taking them out. I know all the rules and apply them religiously, until … Continue reading

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Always Look Before You…

My daughter Beth had finally reached the stage where she was ready to use the potty-training seat all by herself! (It’s OK, I’ll wait while you applaud.) Squeak, click, went the bathroom door. A moment later, there was a blood-curdling … Continue reading

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Exposing the Truth

I could wish this wasn’t a true story. But it is. A high school friend and I argued constantly. We had Gym class together, and one day we argued all the way to the showers and back to our lockers. … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Let the Scarring Begin! I have an impressive collection of scars, despite the fact that I’ve never played hockey or rugby. Yes, I’m clumsy. I’m not proud of that fact, I’m simply resigned to it. It’s been there from the … Continue reading

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The Light of Humility

Studies have shown that most eyewitnesses of an event believe they have observed all that occurred. And yet, the same studies reveal, not one witness can ever accurately recount the entire event. Until we turn on the light of humility, … Continue reading

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The Christmas Experience

While still newlyweds, my wife and I visited Plimouth Plantation in Massachusetts, the impossibly authentic re-creation of America’s first Pilgrim colony occupied by role-playing historian-actors who literally live out the daily lives of the original inhabitants. During the course of our day … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Write a Story

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5 Year Old Exposes Truth About Barney!

My daughter Mandy was born smart. If she’d known English the day she was born, I’m sure she’d have explained to the obstetrician that he was doing it all wrong. By the time she was two that oversight had been … Continue reading

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Gradual Miracles

The good news was that my comedy monster movie had been greenlighted (received financing)! The not-so-good news was that the producers wanted me to relocate the story to America and, thus, reinvent all of the characters. Oy! I sort of … Continue reading

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A (Brief) Winter’s Tail

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“My whiskers, what a catastrophe that nearly was!” After cleverly outwitting the dangerous intruder, Reggie McMouse returned to his favorite chair. He was particularly pleased with his plush new rug. ~The End~

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