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Beautiful Words

Beautiful Words

Beautiful Words Ever have one of those moments…maybe at a party, or in a job interview, or maybe during a friendly (or even unfriendly) debate…where somehow, all the planets aligned, all the cosmic tumblers fell in place and you had the most absolutely perfect rejoinder, the most unconditionally brilliant answer, the most quintessentially genius response […]

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Genius

Genius

Next week I will be a guest lecturer to a couple of college literature classes in which my first novel, More Things in Heaven and Earth, is part of the curriculum. Guys like myself, who hail from bushhog-intensive backgrounds, rarely get to have this kind of honor. Each session will last almost an hour and […]

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Watervalley. How It All Began…

Watervalley. How It All Began…

In the summer of 1976 I returned home from my first year of college. During those months, America celebrated its bicentennial, CB radio’s were the rage, Viking I landed on Mars, Evita Peron was kicked out of Argentina, (you know..don’t cry for me), and a guy named Steve Jobs got the idea for his new […]

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If Readers Only Knew…..

If Readers Only Knew…..

This last weekend I attended the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort. It was a bittersweet affair. These kind of events are exciting and fun but they can also be hard medicine. Most writers, including myself, tend to be introverts. But book fairs are not the place for that persona. You gotta be on, upbeat, happy, engaging. […]

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The Deserted Cottage

The Deserted Cottage

As much as I love words…I’m really a visual person. Pictures invoke story. Years back, I was driving out in the country and came across an old and ruined cottage sitting in the middle of this perfect meadow. It was idyllic and sad in the same breath. The scene never left me. “Who had lived […]

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Stories Worth Telling

Stories Worth Telling

I’ll give you a sneak preview. Below is a passage from the dedication page of my upcoming novel, The Splendor of Ordinary Days. “Dedicated to the Wounded Warriors whose scars cannot be seen and for those who hope, pray, and wait for them to be whole again.” If you’ve been following these random blogs you’ll know that much […]

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