Category Archives: Journalism

Of Authors Old and New

I hate being asked to name my favorite author, actor, musician; you name it. Invariably, I feel compelled to qualify my answer in some way. For instance, I might respond, “In which genre?” Yes, I have favorites in different genres … Continue reading

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Speaking of Travel

Our January muse sent out a question today, asking about our preferred mode of travel. My mind immediately went to a meme that makes me smile whenever I see a version of it. My second, more rational thought was, “First … Continue reading

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Friday Follies:  Pete and the Kitty*

For some reason, that little voice inside my head reminded me of a situation that might make for a good Friday Follies piece. Yes, I was reminded of Pete the Python, a serpentine escape artist from my youth. Of course, … Continue reading

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The Written Word, Fading Away?

What do you think if someone says that reading this or that book changed their lives? Sometimes, it may depend on the book or what they say about it. In other cases, you may wonder what they were smoking or … Continue reading

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Writing, Gift, or Burden?

Has anyone ever asked you why you write, other than your writing coach, perhaps? When someone asks such a question, it’s often hard to tell if they mean, “Why do you write” or “What makes you think you can write?” … Continue reading

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A Goal on the Horizon

It’s January, and in my little corner of the world, it’s time to jump back into the Bloganuary community of WordPress. Today’s first Bloganuary challenge is “What is something you want to achieve this year?” My answer is simple and, … Continue reading

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Speaking of Distractions

Okay, it is mea culpa time. I let my ego overload my to-do list and am behind on publishing some of my work. Specifically, I ended Wish Carefully with a stay-tuned note in the middle of November. So far, the … Continue reading

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A Question of Focus: A Reminder

I had a humbling experience this morning. I decided to share it because it directly relates to A Question of Focus, published one week ago. Also, it reminded me that I could sometimes get a bit full of myself. Third, … Continue reading

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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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