Category Archives: QUIRKS

A Start for 2017: a Creative Writing Guide

Well, here we are, twenty-two days into 2017, and I realized that it’s been over two years, when I published Scaffolds and Structures in October 2014. Back then, I was able to kick out two books pretty much simultaneously because I was … Continue reading

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I Am That Old

Back in 2004, I wrote a musing called “Not That Old,” when I received in the mail a card from AARP. At the time, I found it hilarious because 1) I was only 32 years old, 2) I’d only been … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Crushing Routine

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Long-time members of my readership know that I grew up in a Navy family. By the age of ten, I moved four times, crossing the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States three times, and attending four different elementary schools. … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be in 2026

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It’s Easter Sunday, and for the past forty days and forty nights (the Lenten season before Easter) I haven’t done the traditional “New Year’s Resolution, Catholic-Style” of giving up red meat, coffee, or whatever food I should be partaking less … Continue reading

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Done: I Read My Own Dang Book

In my previous blog post, I gave the reason for reading my nonfiction book, Scaffolds: A Childhood Memoir of Books. (<– This link, by the way, gives you the option of either paying teeny-weeny bit o’ money for the paperback … Continue reading

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