Monthly Archives: April 2013

From Whence cometh the Wind?

When  I was quite young, probably in the third grade, maybe seven or eight, our teacher made us memorize Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees.”  It is a simple and lovely poem. “I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Liberty or Death!

My favorite quote by Benjamin Franklin is this: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neiter liberty nor safety.” Do you remember the 4th amendment to the Constitution of the United States? In … Continue reading

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Goodbye America (and it won’t be coming back).

There is a local clothing store that runs a commercial that always amuses me. It goes something like this: “Buy one of our quality suits for $300 and receives TWO more suits of equal quality ABSOLUTELY FREE!” I’m going to … Continue reading

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Bee Seeing You!

From Fox Business: “The cold winter hasn’t just upset retailers trying to sell spring clothes. The freezing temperatures have also led to shrinking honeybee populations in the U.S., according to George Hansen, president of the American Beekeeping Federation. This may … Continue reading

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Sell no Book before its Time!

I read a slogan in an ad for some electronic gadget but I think it applies to writing and to other aspects of one’s life. “There is an old saying in business: Quality, Price, Delivery….pick two.” Put that into the … Continue reading

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Take a Break?

What can you do if you run into an obstacle when you are in the middle of writing that next best-seller? I can guarantee that beating on the keyboard, or wearing sack cloth and ashes will not help out very … Continue reading

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How do You Write?

I had a friend ask me a simple question the other day. He said, “How do you go about writing?” Simple question, but it stumped me. I had to stop and think. Do I have a formula? No. Do I … Continue reading

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