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Unstuck

7 Jan 2019 23:04


Want to fly?  Really soar?  First, you’ve gotta get unstuck.  Think about it, before you can fly you’ve gotta _______________. How are we going to fill in that blank for you???? And what’s up with the ugly little bird? I took this picture at my former home in New Hampshire.  I’d been watching a mother [...]

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Can Fiction Tell More Truth?

24 Dec 2018 21:03


              It was probably a high school reading assignment that introduced me to John Steinbeck’s novels. My guess is that we started with The Grapes of Wrath and, while I may have grumbled about the assignments as much as anyone else, guess who dominated my independent reading for some time after? [...]

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Election Day Again

11 Dec 2018 19:11


It’s election day again. Already. A run-off for what really looks like a relatively inconsequential local race. It’s also about twenty-five degrees colder than it was a few days ago and I’m layered up in one of my extremely unfashionable stay-inside-and-write-all-day outfits. And all of this is a roundabout way of saying: I didn’t want [...]

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