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Cursing the Cursor

Blink, blink, blink.  That’s the cursor at the top of my blank page.  It keeps blinking and I keep staring at all that white space. I keep waiting for something to appear. Then I become the curser: “Why can’t I @#$%&*^!  think of anything‽” That’s not true, I can think of lots of things. Mainly […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Blush

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Blush. Here is my offering: “And this is my new sister-in-law, […]

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Que the Theme Music

I have long been fascinated with chance verses destiny. A person bends to tie their shoe which delays them long enough to miss the very train that’s involved in a fatal crash. I wrote a book based on the premiss that the protagonist’s life is thrown into tailspin all because he oversleeps. Arriving very late […]

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Amusing but Confusing: Words That Get Misused

Steve Meitz (aka Bus Rider) has done it again (thanks Steve!).  He’s come up with another interesting idea.  Maybe I need to add his name to the blog banner. The English language is a confusing morass of words, rules, punctuation marks and parts of speech (wikipedia lists well over 100 different figures of speech such […]

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Five Sentence Fiction — Night

Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Night. Here is my offering: It was the fact that Tracy […]

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Escalating Conversation to Literature

Fellow commuter Wayne Truax pointed out that we are privy to snatches of conversation we were not necessarily intended to hear.  Everyday I drive to a parking lot, catch the bus, take the subway with a transfer of trains from Orange to Red lines and walk a block and a half to my office. On […]

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Tempus Fugit

I started this blog back on November 4, 2011, announcing that that I was jumping into the proverbial sea of blogs and invited everyone to splash around with me.  I told you the water was fine, and I hope that 286 days later that you agree. Tuesday was my 100th post.  I made a schedule […]

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