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Getting Off the Proverbial Duff!

I AM NOT BY NATURE LAZY As remarkable as this may seem, Yogi Berra is a writing guru who has helped me solve a thorny problem of perspective. I’m not by nature lazy; although, I can fall prey to bouts of procrastination. The former is a potentially serious behavioral issue, the latter symptomatic of a […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

A Troubling Exercise In Justice For Brady

Justice is an exercise we sometimes avoid for fear of opening a can of worms. Our rationalization is maybe no one will notice- as in a troubling exercise in justice for Brady. I have a pet peeve: it’s called cheating. Most of us I suspect feel the ¬†same way. Sometimes cheating is a blatant disregard […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

Writing Is Thinking?

Someone who thinks logically makes a nice contrast to the real world. And you needn’t worry about what people think because they don’t do it very often. Thinking. Two Scotch witticisms that are especially useful today when I discover yet again that writing is actually thinking. You might say it’s writer’s block in disguise. It’s […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

Immutable Is What We Are

The sea seems immutable, as does this land, these longleaf pines that surround me, this continent, this blue marble in the void. Immutable is what we are; or, so it would seem. NOTHING CHANGES? I know better than to suggest the world has not changed, because I know that it has, many times over, and […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

Chapter Two – Devil’s Gut

[The chapter that follows is number two from my historical novel, Devil’s Gut. Set in North Carolina just after the Second World War, the book traces the struggles, challenges, and dilemmas of two young men trying to escape their personal histories following WWII. Looking to recapture something lost, they find a very different world emerging […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

Devil’s Gut – Chapter One

[What follows is chapter one of my novel, Devil’s Gut. Please read and I would appreciate any comments about the characters, the writing, or the story as you understand it from this one chapter. Are the characters interesting and compelling for you? Do the characters and story appear to be worth your time?]   I […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

Need (Gumption)

I have recently discovered Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards, and found myself watching two to three episodes at a time before bed. Quite a different approach to TV. It occurred to me this morning what this series uses as a structural source, and I should not be amazed given Spacey’s history. It’s really quite a […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

God Is Unassailable

This past week has been an eventful week, not necessarily for me; but, I have witnessed meaningful events and consequences that any would be writer should file away for reference. There are stories in this week. One such event was the Supreme Court decision regarding gay marriage. I am not gay; but, I have spent […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->
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