Monthly Archives: December 2014


I confess an affinity for books that collect insults, irony and verbal sparring. Many years ago I was gifted with such a book, “The Portable Curmudgeon”, by a slightly demented step-child and her then fiance de jour. For its genre … Continue reading

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Ten Cents a Blister

Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:
He was the survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. His parents and sisters perished there. I met Robert Walker when I was about eleven years old. I’m not sure if Robert felt sorry for…

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Self-published entitlement

Originally posted on Flakes of Cynicism:
After publishing, I decided it would be a good idea to join the community of several websites catering to self-published authors. It seemed like a good idea to network with other authors, seek advice and…

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The Power of Pretty

And it is very fleeting. Use it while you can.

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Years ago I heard a professor say, “I can explain it to you but I cannot understand it for you.” I recently posted a blog titled, “Why I Don’t Holiday.”  It was well received in the blog-o-sphere but not so … Continue reading

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Tragic words if you are an over-the-road trucker.  Fortunately I am not.  The “semi” I refer to is followed by a hyphen and precedes the word “retired”. It took a long time to reach this point, a lifetime of varied … Continue reading

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