Monthly Archives: December 2009

That Time of Year

Today is my birthday. I was born a few weeks after Pearl Harbor. I was three years old when my dad came home from the war. I remember the Berlin Airlift. My brother managed to make it to the end … Continue reading

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Thoghts on Avatar

Giving thought to what it is I want to see in a movie with Avatar as the model. Story? Well, the story in Avatar could be taken from a half dozen actual events in the history of the North American … Continue reading

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Early Christmas Present

Received an e-mail this morning from The Dying Art e-magazine notifying me of acceptance of a short story for publication. I wrote the story in 1994 when I took a year attempting to make a living writing. I sold nothing … Continue reading

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Relationships

That time of year, I guess. Thinking about my writing, knowing that almost always a story resovlves around a relationship. Find myself writing on connections between people, one on one and groups on groups. Somewhere inside I beleive relationships are … Continue reading

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A Good Reason to Buy My Book

There is a kind of glow that settles on one when one realizes they are related to someone with recognized talent. I never remember how to count cousins but my absolutely First Cousin bore a son, well actually three sons … Continue reading

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Searching the Internet

Suppose you wanted to buy a book published in a foreign language. Where would you look? The obvious constraint you face is that you are conducting such a search in your own language, in my case U.S.A. English. To make … Continue reading

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Unavoidable Delays

There is a short story competition on at sffworld.com and my entry is demanding release. I have two paragraphs written but the rest is pent up behind the poorest of dams. What’s holding up the process? A trip to the … Continue reading

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Source of Comedy

It occurs to me this morning that the funniest thing in human society is sex. How could a man reach such a conclusion? Start with Shakespeare. All his comedies involve sexual situations, confused genders, and so on. Bring it into … Continue reading

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Report From the Field

Sonoran Institute for the Casual Observations of the Recently Retired   Subject, referred to in previous studies as TLWSHLWM, has gone five days as an unemployed person. Day 1: Slept in <6:30AM versus her previous normal 5:15AM>; Vegetated <watching Home … Continue reading

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Not So Instant Replay

Monday, December 12, 2005 A Scorecard for Talking Heads Yesterday I watched U.S. football all day long. With our cable setup I was able to track roughly 9 games going back and forth by way of the remote control. The … Continue reading

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