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Zack and the Goldfish

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. To be honest, 2018 was a year of tragedy in my life, but not the kind that sparks the kind of writing I like to do. A friend of mine shared a post the other day on Facebook and something inside clicked. First, her post: Okay, […]

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The Puzzle Piece

I have not shared, other than to my friends on social media, that I lost my youngest child to suicide less than 2 months ago. 33 years old, with a successful wife, a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, an amazing job, and a pillar in the community, I had no idea the depth of the depression they […]

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Questionnaire Summary

I have finally started my novel. My children’s book is still waiting for an illustrator and my nonfiction book of Santa stories has taken a back seat to the novel that is fighting to get out of my head and onto paper. To make sure I am in tune with my younger audience, particularly when […]

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The Bench

Number 1 Is it a picture Or a story? Memories from the past Or promise for the future? Black and white because The details have faded Or not yet witnessed? An empty bench because We’ve already left Or not yet reunited? The trees stand strong Anchored to the ground The same in Georgia As Oregon. […]

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Granny’s Treasures

I remember you! Couldn’t you see I was in a deep meditation when you so selfishly interrupted my peace? So, apparently, these many years later, you’re still intrigued by what you saw. I’ll try to explain. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1956. This time. My great-grandmother passed away when I was about 5, […]

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Avra Kehdabra

Thoughts and feelings Cavorted in my head. Together, they’re more powerful Than any words I’ve ever said. For words spoken Without emotion Are devoid of power, and weak. Yet, with intent My voice portends To create as I speak.

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Help Us Hollywood – Put an End to the Star War

Shelley and I went last week to see Star Wars – The Last Jedi at the movie theatre. Though this installment has been out for a while, I can say that I’ve seen every episode on the big screen during each first run. During our discussion and critique on the way home after the show […]

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Truths of a 4 and 5-Year-Old

I have many distinct memories of my childhood in the Atlanta bedroom community of Chamblee, Georgia. I turned 4 in 1960 to give you a reference to my world at the time. There were certain truths back then, as I understood them: Nature was full of treasures for all the senses: Blackberries and plums for […]

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It was late August. The air was thick and heavy with humidity. There was no wind, no noise, it was as if the world had come to a complete stop. Elinor was where you could always find her, deep in the pasture out of sight of home or any neighbors. From the time she was […]

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Many are familiar with my first two muses as I have seen them depicted many times before. They can easily be imagined as sitting on my shoulders, one on each side whispering into my ears. One dressed in white and carrying a harp, pleading for me to do all these good things. The other in […]

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