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  • My 100 Things for 2014
    on Jan 7, 2014
    I never make New Year Resolutions.  And I know this is crazy.  Blame The Running Green Girl.  She influenced me to do this.  Green Girl is very inspirational.  Here is my 100 Things in 2014 list.  It's not a resolution...
  • My Top 100 Favorite Books (Revised)
    on Sep 28, 2012
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  • Oh no!
    on Sep 5, 2012
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  • Wow!
    on Aug 10, 2012
    Wow.  Two years have passed since I've posted on this blog.  I'm so sorry.  Sorry for myself.  Sorry that I have left my first love -- fiction.  How could I?  HOW COULD I?I don't understand it myself.  I've just rec...
  • Southern California Writers’ Conference – L.A. 2010
    on Sep 27, 2010
    My second year attending the LA SCWC, it was again not held in Los Angeles, or even in L.A. County for that matter.  The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach – quite fortunate for me because I didn’t have to pay the exor...
  • The Spinner
    on Jun 5, 2010
    He stood on the corner, the sun shined against his golden locks. A sign the length of his body in the shape of an arrow flew up above his head. He caught it on a spin, then shot it around his back. “Luxury Apartments,” the sign read, the other si...
  • Can It Be Any More Difficult? (Damn It!)
    on Mar 29, 2010
    So, I love fiction.  But life takes over.  Over and over and over again.I used to read four plus novels a month.  Now, I read a novel when I assign one to a student (by the way, the last was "A Day No Pigs Will Die" -- and I cried...
  • YesterdayWell, I've got another First Line Fiction, non-placing story to post.  Pressed for time, I wrote it in about 2 days.  Perhaps I'd stand a better chance if I took more time.  Let's just call this an excercise in quick writing.  : )...
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  • Excerpt from "Beyond the Pale," Chapter 26
    on Jan 23, 2010
    Too many months have passed since I last posted on this blog.  Life and my other hobby take up much of my time nowadays.  I want to write, yet I grow so discouraged because I don't make the time (I need more than a few minutes here and ther...
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