Category Archives: Journalism

Speaking Of Attribution

I’m writing this on a Saturday and the end of a busy week. The active part did not end until noon today, when we wrapped up a three-hour orientation and rehearsal for this year’s Christmas Cantata.1 Now, I’m back home, … Continue reading

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The Newest Pejorative: Community?

If you do not pay attention to the click-bait and so-called news links on your browser’s home page, you may find yourself out of the loop on so many things you might as well become a monk. Take my experience … Continue reading

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Who Gives a Poop?

Social Media and the twenty-four-hour news cycle have seriously affected society in the 21st Century. Okay, this is not news to anyone with half a brain and the ability to pay attention to anything more than their smartphone. Still, the … Continue reading

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An Uninvited Guest

In Going Home Again, I talk about my childhood and the nomadic lives my family led for many years. By the time I graduated from high school, we had lived in at least fourteen different houses. Each was memorable in its … Continue reading

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Pick Your Poison

Okay, I did a throwback here and posted the prompt I am responding to.* One reason is related to the title. My first title for this piece was How Much Time Do You Have, but as the author of the … Continue reading

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Assuming I Care

Today’s writing prompt is, “What do people incorrectly assume about you?” The title of this piece clearly states my first reaction to the question. And, while the title is a bit tongue in cheek, there is some truth in it. … Continue reading

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A Little Ambiguity?

The prompt for today’s blogger’s challenge is, “What do you like most about your writing?” Those friends and colleagues who know me well will not be surprised to read, the reaction in my head was something akin to, “whaaaaaat?’ Do … Continue reading

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Speaking of Inspiration

Wow! Today, I am charged with writing about someone who inspires me. What an opportunity to sing someone’s praises and offer them as an example of leadership, talent, knowledge, and kindness. Sadly, that is not what comes to mind for … Continue reading

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Something Learned?

The challenge posed today touched my are-you-kidding-me-nerve. One reason is that I have done many things in three-quarters of a century. I have also decided that many things were just not worth the effort and moved on. Then, of course, … Continue reading

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Of Red Lights, Sirens, and Old Friends*

I was asked to interview some old-timers recently for a history book of sorts on police cars. At first, I wasn’t certain how I would handle it. Then I found one of my old squad cars was owned by a … Continue reading

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