Awards, and Where They Can’t Take You

Awards, and Where They Can’t Take You

Sometimes the work of other writers inspires me. Take, for example, Andrew Sean Greer. I recently read his short story “It’s a Summer Day” in the June 19, 2017 issue of The New Yorker (yes, I do tend to get behind on my magazine subscriptions). The story is about a...

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Moved by Movies

Moved by Movies

This week Bruce and I did something way out of the ordinary. Maybe I should say way out of our ordinary. This week, we went to a movie. Big deal, you might say. Yes, in fact it was. The last time we went to a movie was February, 2011. Seriously. It was the remake of...

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Now and Then: Student Protest

Now and Then: Student Protest

This week across the nation students at approximately 3,000 campuses walked out in protest of gun violence in schools. At some schools the groups were large; at others, a solitary protestor made their stand. I was proud to see so many young people believing in...

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Lemonade, Plus TSA

Lemonade, Plus TSA

Last weekend I attended the Nevada Reading Week Conference. Almost. The event was cancelled, courtesy of a winter storm. Organizers and presenters rallied on Saturday morning and we agreed we’d do what we could for whoever braved the icy roads and showed up....

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Fiction: From Life, with Cat

I'm posting early this week due to travel. For a break from topics about writing (or, when I just can't stand it anymore, social and political issues), here's a short story, first published by THEMA Literary Journal, Summer 2008 Henry's Fence anthology. "Henry" is an...

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