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Of Seeds and Tomorrows

Tweet Dan started planting our garden this week.  Well, what he actually did was plant seeds in little containers and carefully arrange them on shelves in his new portable green house. He will transplant them into the garden when they are big enough to mature on their own.  There are  pansies and … Continue reading

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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Tweet Research can take so much time.  Not as much as it did in the olden days when we had to go to the library and search through the card catalogue and all. But it’s still consumes time.  Which is why I … Continue reading

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Halloween Brush With the Law

Tweet Okay, let me start by saying it wasn’t my fault.  No, honestly, it wasn’t. I  was in college, and my roommate and I needed to decorate our room for Halloween.  Not like everyone else.   In a unique way.  And a stroll down State … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character

Tweet Yesterday at church a fellow told me, “I’m writing a novel.”  Before I had time to congratulate him, he said, “Only problem is, I don’t have a main  character.” Hmmm.  That is a problem.  Since it’s your main character’s central conflict that will fuel your story … Continue reading

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Stupid Question Day

Tweet September 28 is Ask a Stupid Question Day.  Yep, really. Some say there is no such thing as a stupid question.  Well, there certainly are silly and foolish questions.  We’ve all asked them. For some reason, I can’t remember my own as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me from Eroni and JFK

Tweet Well, not really.  Neither Solomon Islander Eroni Kumane nor John F. Kennedy ever knew I existed.  But I always sort of felt as though they did.  That’s because of the day a Japanese destroyer rammed a U.S. torpedo boat patrolling … Continue reading

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You Gotta Love Summer

Tweet You gotta love summer! It’s the time of sunshine and vacations. The year’s break so we can collectively kick off our shoes and slack off a bit.  A time to forget the food pyramid and eat hotdogs and potato salad off flimsy paper plates.  A time to go … Continue reading

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Perplexity

Tweet I have a great opportunity, but with it come great risks. I made my pro/con list, and both are full and compelling. Both have rewards, and both have warnings. I like taking the road to adventure and new experiences. … Continue reading

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Mom and Charles Dickens and Me

Tweet When I was in 7th grade, my teacher announced to our class that would be reading A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. We thumbed through the book and groaned in unison. Too long! Too old-fashioned! Too hard! … Continue reading

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What Shall I Write?

Tweet “Write about what you know about.” If you’re a writer, or even a want-to-be writer, chances are you’ve heard this advice.  Is it sound?  Well, yes…  And no.  Mostly yes, but… YES… Certainly, you cannot expound wisely on a subject about … Continue reading

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