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The Discipline of a Shrunken Life

It’s not the thing we normally think of, to reduce our life scope. In moments of over-stimulation we cry for it but very soon we’re bored, feeling confined, or just unfulfilled. We want more. It’s a human thing, not to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Writing for Income vs Writing for Pleasure

The first blog entry of the year is by my good friend Kenneth Cuccia. For the past ten years, Kenny has been both a sounding board and source of inspiration to me.  As a Middle School classroom teacher of writing, … Continue reading

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How To Get Better at Writing

The Question You’ve asked the question, been asked the question. “How you do get better at writing?”  We keep asking and still the answer seems to elude us. Worse, the reason for the question haunts us. The doubts that the … Continue reading

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Christmas Troll

It is a little disconcerting. He sits back on his haunches, arms wrapped around his knees, back close up against the lower branches of the Christmas tree. At first impression, he looks like he’s trying to blend in with the … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak! Chapter 18 of “UpStairs”!

I was letting the dust settle from Grave Stones, thinking I should be hitting it hard on Upstairs. But the feeling that the end of October would be a personal disaster made me disinclined to write. I prepared my mind … Continue reading

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Grave Stones – Conclusion

Part 14 Adam teamed up with Stuart, a friend of Ed’s. They talked about the old days and about how dry this spring season had been, and the odd tomb stones. “Yep. Some of the ones that turned are relatives … Continue reading

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Grave Stones -Part 13

A few had run for the barn or the chapel but the majority of the crowd had bundled into the parsonage. It was crowded and sweaty, and there was no room to get comfortable. The wind began to pick up … Continue reading

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