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on Torture

I’m sure every civilized, thinking person will agree that torture is the domain of barbarians. Yes, torture absolutely should not be allowed.  Unfortunately it is, and the number of people here in the USA who condone it is nothing short … Continue reading

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What’s the deal of?

Included in this post is an unscripted recording I made of my Granddaughters, Eden and Ariadne, when they were staying with us recently.  The recording was caught with my phone, so please excuse the variable quality and the low volume. … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Our three year old granddaughter, Ariadne, is a gem and a consistent user of amazingly appropriate expressions.  In this she shows a remarkable resemblance to her mother, my oldest daughter, Tamryn. The latest tale of Ariadne is of her desperately … Continue reading

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The little joys in Life

There is little that gives me more joy than watching the actions of baby animals. It is both mentally fascinating and emotionally rewarding – a combination that is pretty hard to beat. Back in the early 1960’s we lived in … Continue reading

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on What Matters Most

The thing that matters most in life is love… However here in the first world we are taught that the things that matter most in life are things.  That is so untrue and so shallow, it distresses me to even … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget – Part One In late January 2016 I was diagnosed with a very large pituitary tumor.  For those who don’t know what this is, it is a tumor inside the cranial cavity.  I hope you never need … Continue reading

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on Alternative Facts

I abhor politics.  donald trump {capitalization intended} brings home why. trump, a small-minded vindictive bigot with a vastly oversized ego, has assumed a very big office, which he is using as a bully-pulpit as he proceeds to blatantly disregard various … Continue reading

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on Fairy Tales

My current WIP is an expansion of a short Fairy Tale I wrote some time ago, called A Crystal Tear. Attention to detail is far too important to me to allow me to ever be a prolific writer.  To illustrate … Continue reading

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on Closure

Made up words, with virtually no meaning. Closure. We’re closing the door, but not really… We’re forgetting something we should never forget… We’re throwing out the trash, by sharing it with the world… We’re letting it go, without thought of … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited

Today is the last day any of my work will be enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle Select program for authors, and its Kindle Unlimited program for readers. This post attempts to explain why. First.  Kindle Select pays authors based on the … Continue reading

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on Change

No matter who you are, you won’t enjoy this post. What is it about?  It’s about a world changing for the worse, it’s about the abject failure of the US political system, and most important of all, it is about … Continue reading

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a new lease

As promised, one of my personal favorite excerpts from Beltamar’s War follows this post.  It’s from a section titled “Of Dragon, and Eternity”.  Things are not as simple as they first seem. Although my writing doesn’t pay the bills, it … Continue reading

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on Our Soul’s Counsel

How can you not hear your soul?  Or, perhaps to you the question is “How can you hear your soul?” In a way I don’t have an answer to either question, yet in another way, I have answers to both. … Continue reading

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on Life

No job is worth a life, yet in the USA more and more jobs demand precisely that.  Indeed, to me it seems likely many countries that have embraced capitalism as the basis of their social system make similar demands of … Continue reading

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on Doing Well

There is so much happiness to be found through the presence of our children.  I’m a fortunate man to have been been blessed with four such sources of wonder. Blessed… Blessed is such a difficult concept to comprehend.  If we … Continue reading

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