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The Slumbering MS Writer Awakens

I find it more than slightly amazing that it has been eight months since my last post in this blog. (Not including shameless advertisements for my books.) The guilt weighs heavily on my mind, but so do self-imposed deadlines. In … Continue reading

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TV murders the computer

Don’t you love a provocative title?  As usual, I’m relying on hyperbole (or, as Brian Regan would mispronounce: the epitome of hyperbole).  Or maybe not.  My meaning behind this title is that the computer is no longer oriented to… well, … Continue reading

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Worms, Roxanne, worms!

(Note that the title has nothing to do with this post, except in the most oblique sense, noted below*.) I love words.  And when it comes to words, English is a treasure trove of the new and the old, the … Continue reading

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Dedication

A lot of ink has been spilled on the topic of “work-life balance”.  To the average American corporation, work-life balance should look like this: [One former employer of mine, which will remain nameless but whose initials are I.B.M., eschewed WLB … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones

I fancy myself a writer, so I think about words a lot.  Not just the meaning, but the effect of words.  A dictionary will tell you what a word literally means, but a perusal of the world around us will … Continue reading

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Winter told the right way

I love to write, but I have no illusions about the quality of my prose.  As Brian Regan says, I know enough English to get by, to order in restaurants.  That – and the fact that I’m busy rewriting a … Continue reading

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Thanx#2

It’s been nearly a week since the last post.  That’s too long.  For me, not you. In order to avoid my natural inclination to whine, I’m making another list of things I’m thankful for.  Nothing earth-shattering here, but if we … Continue reading

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Frog Pond Skater

I’m trying something new today.  Besides my usual spill-my-guts routine, I’d like to start posting some more formal “creative” writing in order to get feedback from my huge reading public.  (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) This short story was written several … Continue reading

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Sophomore jinx

It turns out that writing a second blog entry is harder than writing a first.  The first was easy.  No boundaries, no expectations, the excitement of the new.  Now I feel constrained. I’m censoring myself. Not sure why.  Especially since … Continue reading

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The beginning – a good place to start.

I’ve been thinking about what kind of entry to start this blog with.  It seems like introducing myself and the blog is a good starting point. My name is Rick.  (Awesome beginning, huh?)  The title of this blog obliquely reveals … Continue reading

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