Drive Through Tithing

While always a thing, paying the tab for the person behind you at a fast food/coffee drive through has become a bigger thing during these turbulent times. When non-believers do it it is nice, as they are thinking of others and trying to inject some love into the world. I guess. When I do it, […]

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Why is Today’s Fiction Sad or Depressing?

Many of my short stories, the dozens that have not yet been accepted for publication, are somewhat lighthearted. Yes, there is a conflict within the story, otherwise there would not be a story, right? But it is either a humorous conflict or the resolution is upbeat.  As I search for short fiction markets I try […]

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Things That Stick in Our Minds

During this escapade we call life, there are special things that get stuck inside our minds. Things we hold onto for some reason. Fine memories perhaps, a person’s face, an event in time, or just some crumb of information or philosophy that we hold and refer to as we travel the long stairway of this […]

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Florida Has No State doughnut!!!

This is a crisis, folks. Louisiana has an official state doughnut, the Brignet! Massachusetts also has an official state doughnut, the Boston Cream. But Florida? The great and fantastic state of Florida? We have zip. Nada. No state doughnut. Not even a state donut. In 1986 the state of Louisiana officially made the Beignet the […]

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Onion Rings

It won’t surprise too many people who know me that I have an Onion Ring Rating System. (ORRS) I developed this after attempting to consume a product falsely labeled as an onion ring from a popular fast food establishment. Apparently their imitation food product designers in fast food HQ forgot that onion rings should by […]

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Ten ways to be positive in a negative world.

Seven ways to be positive in a shitty negative world. I think most people would agree the world today is a stressful and perhaps scary place. We have a pandemic, shortages of certain groceries, sky high gasoline prices, housing prices insane, massive insane conspiracy theories swirling about, Russian threatening the largest land war in Europe […]

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Author’s Website or Blog?

People and small raccoons often ask me if my website is just a blog, or if it is an Author’s Website.  The correct answer is door number four – Both! I am indeed a writer. I have written over 200 poems, 100 short essays, the first four chapters of eleven novels, and over fifty short […]

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My Top Ten Writing Distractions

1. Reading internet sites about how to write. 2. Formatting my manuscript. 3. Blogging about other things, such as photography, Boise, Florida, etc. 4. My cat Dewey. Teaching him new tricks, like sitting up and begging for treats. 5. Reading the Facebook writer’s groups 6. Searching for more online writer’s groups. 7. Reviewing the various […]

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