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So-Called Book Review

The Color of Heavenby Julianne MacLean (E.V. Mitchell)Smashwords Edition More than a year ago, I said I would be writing reviews of books published by Smashwords, as it is among the most up and coming E-book publishers. Since then, the … Continue reading

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And So It Goes

I would have been writing this blog much more steadily, but I had to move and rethink just what I was doing with my life. Such are the joys of the writing life. Because we must pick our brains, every … Continue reading

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More on Publishing

I have been looking at many of the independent publishers lining up. Some of them look better than others. I am most interested in those publishers who earn their money by selling books to the public, instead of charging the … Continue reading

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My Aging Mind

I keep denying that I have any problem remembering stuff. At least I think I can claim that I don’t have any real problems that way. My mind has only wandered away a few times, leaving me standing in front … Continue reading

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A Very Short, Very Sad Story

Falling in love is easy — until you know it can never amount to much. I reached that conclusion the day I turned sixty – the big six 0, and realized that a two time divorcee, who had little money … Continue reading

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Birth of a Book – 2

As you can see, this may turn out to be a trashy novel. I’ve moved a few things around, since the original post, added a little more detail, and put Josepha into a situation that she does not want to … Continue reading

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Frustration of the One Person Office Manager

Frustration builds up as I look at all my failed strategies for getting free advertising. One thing sticks in my mind, however, as I sit here grinding my teeth, and that is the dictum that potential clients must see your … Continue reading

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My Disaffection with Medicine

My sister is a Christian Scientist. This is a religion that I personally would not want to have to follow. This religion does not fit my world view, and it does not give me a sense of spiritual wholeness. However, … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings

I never did like the change of time, back and forth, from Winter to Summer. Jumping ahead an hour from the time that fits most readily into my circadian rhythms every spring becomes more of an imposition each year. Most … Continue reading

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Advertising Your Presence

If I were a street merchant calling out my wares, I would be in the town square with my cart filled with packages of vellum and bottles of inks that I had made according to recipes that I would insist … Continue reading

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To Vote or Not

We have all been taught that as citizens of this fair democracy, we are obligated to vote. It is our duty to do so. Furthermore we have been taught that not voting would be an insult to those many fair … Continue reading

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Work

Do we work too hard in the USA? Those of us who have a job work longer hours than do the people in any other first world country. And we get fewer vacations. Long hours raise neither performance nor productivity. … Continue reading

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Bin Laden Has a Fascinating History

Bin Laden has a fascinating history. The first time the vast majority of us had ever heard his name spoken was on September 11, 2001. On that day he was blamed for the deaths of several thousand people and the … Continue reading

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Scheduling our Time

There is a rather large and lucrative industry based on the idea that people want help learning how to schedule there time. Remember when we used to simply buy a little notebook, write the dates in on each page by … Continue reading

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