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WIPpet Wednesday - Monster Notes

Hi! How are you?

Up here in Alaska, we’re doing alright. It’s back-to-school time for most kids. I know a lot of parents and children look forward to this time of year with almost as much excitement as they feel towards summer. 705 more words


The Five Ways That Blogging Will Change Your Life

This post assumes that the blogging you do will be serious writing. Although the blogosphere is a brand new kind of place and full of surprises, the old adage about getting out of something what you put into it applies here.   736 more words


Morning Post, August 11, 2014

Here is a passage from my upcoming book, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  The story is told by a long-time, high-school basketball coach who is looking back over his life.  736 more words


Evening Post, August 9, 2014

Could not find or muster up another poem for tonight.  So, here are the first three paragraphs of a book I was once contemplating, but will probably never finish. 341 more words


WIPpet Wednesday - Bright New Day

Happy Wednesday! As usual, I have a WIPpet for you. Today’s excerpt follows immediately upon last week’s, also as usual, and is 3 paragraphs long (from the 23rd). 384 more words


Time to Reflect

I have taken the summer off. I’ve biked, hiked, knitted, hassled, fretted, sweated, gardened and napped.

Now the harvest is coming in hot and heavy and soon I’ll be putting food aside for the winter (already have lots and lots of applesauce, raspberries and rhubarb in the freezer for morning oatmeal), and I’m eager to get back to writing. 297 more words


end of conversation scene

They say that policemen and fire fighters have a sixth sense. I’ve heard them talk of it myself. They are chasing a fugitive or in a burning house and something – a chill up the back, an unexplained pressure – tells them not to take the next step. 229 more words