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Who’s My Enemy?

The tendency of human nature is to place blame when things go wrong, or even if things don’t go as right as you would like them to.  I’m not as successful as I’d like to be as a writer.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blackout by Connie Willis

I approach this review with trepidation.  I admire Connie Willis and her writing.  I have read several of her books and a lot of her short stories.  She has won more major awards in the speculative fiction genre than any … Continue reading

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The Next New Wave

I just deleted what I wrote a few hours ago.  I had gotten all fired up about an idea and was burning to write it down.  I started the first few paragraphs but then I had to scribble some notes … Continue reading

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On the Eve of 2013: Don’t Worry

While taking a walk in the San Diego sunshine, a deep blue sky overhead and the chill air refreshing my lungs, I ruminated on the upcoming year.  What do I need to change?  What can I do to make my … Continue reading

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Paper Dragons

Sometimes the systems of this world just kind of fall into place.  They are the results of a lot of decisions by a lot of people and gradually evolve over the years, usually as the result of reactions to crises.  … Continue reading

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My Emancipation Proclamation

I ruminate how to start.  I want to say it succinctly but I want to say it all.  The only way is to dive in. I am a writer.  I have been a writer since I was about seventeen years … Continue reading

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Today I am in the process of uploading an electronic version of my story “Painsharing” to two different venues, Amazon’s Kindle, and Smashwords, which distributes to several other online bookstores.  It is taking hours because many other authors are uploading … Continue reading

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