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NOW, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR

Tweet While finishing the first round of edits to my next book, I took a sip from a mug of coffee. I  looked at the mug. It was a great design. I designed it! It occurred to me that since … Continue reading

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IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER

Tweet This is what we like to do on a Saturday in the midst of summer in the heartland: Get in the car. Turn on the AC. Drive out into the country (this gets harder and harder to do–urban sprawl). … Continue reading

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OVER AND OVER

Tweet Late July, 2018. I have been maintaining this blog for at least ten years. I cannot believe this, but it is true. As a result, I think I have said everything. I have typed in every single thought in … Continue reading

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HOT, HOT, HOT

Tweet Midsummer. Today we are under a heat advisory. Old people are supposed to stay in the house and drink a lot of water. This makes sense. I am an old person. So I am inside, thinking about how to … Continue reading

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

Tweet Can a fan letter lead to a publishing deal? Yes, it can! Here is the story behind the story behind the story, as told by my publisher, Lou Aronica of The Story Plant, and me! First, Lou: Our Story Behind the … Continue reading

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ON VACATION

Tweet Aah. Vacation. When we load up the car, drive for hours, and meet up with family. Always fun. I will be back in a couple of weeks. Stay cool, and avoid the news!

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FATHER DAY

Tweet This is my father. Handsome. Brilliant. Creative. Successful as both a violinist, a symphony conductor, a dean and college administrator who “invented” the concept of the Creative Arts Center in American Universities, and raised the money and the bricks … Continue reading

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NEWS

Tweet This has been a tough week. Suicides, a bully POTUS, world events that assault from all sides. Some wise people suggest that the only way to get through it is to turn off the television, stay off social media … Continue reading

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TWO THRILLING WORDS

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