Linking Up the Series

When I started writing Small-g City in 2006, I had no idea the world I created would inspire a series. I hadn’t written a book-length piece in years. Small-g more or less insisted on breaking the boundaries of the short story I’d intended it to be and morphed into a...

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The older I get, the more I fear being limited. Less flexibility, less skin elasticity, no more deep fried foods and no reasonable expectation of being cast as Annie in the musical by that name. This week, however, has given me a new appreciation for the options still...

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The Money Issue

Money. Many admirable magazines dedicate an issue to this theme from time to time. You might think money has nothing to do with you, but here’s what I think: we all have a unique relationship with money. Childhood Money When I was a kid, I was known as the family...

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World Travel in My Head

I’m traveling the world this week- -Israel; Jordan; Italy. My friend David Bernstein, the young hero of Small-g City, is taking me there. The year is 2025 and David is on a quest, searching for the identity of his father. David is immortal but his father wasn’t. How...

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Graduation time. I’m reminded by class photos in the local newspaper and announcements received from the children of family and friends. In my home town, graduates of the local high school will gather for an annual ritual, the Alumni Banquet. I first attended the...

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“Plantsing” Made Simple

If you’ve been following this blog from the early days, you know I’m a self-confessed procrastinator when it comes to reading professional publications. You’ll be happy to know I’m getting better at keeping up with current issues of Poets & Writers, Roundup...

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