Yearly Archives: 2015

Where the Twain meets

Three volumes comprise Mark Twain’s autobiography because he was a chatty man and had a lot to say. I am a fan so I enjoy reading his volumes very much. I enjoy much less their heft. I didn’t weigh them … Continue reading

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Workman’s compensation

Across the street from our condominium, an 1894 brick warehouse is being re-imagined as a trendy apartment building. The architect’s design requires slicing huge slits in the brick facade to make way for windows. Lots of windows. Lots of trendy. … Continue reading

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Book Looks

Folks read to learn or at least appear smarter, to be entertained, to escape, to understand, to stimulate, to get scared safely, to pretend, to remember. These are fun but the best part of reading is choice. There’s no right … Continue reading

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Moving pictures

Christmas and Easter and brief vacations to one of Wisconsin’s fishy little lakes¬† were the occasions for filming our home movies during the 1960s in Elmhurst, IL You’d think nothing happened in between and that would be about right. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Tried and true

Having two brothers and no sisters whilst growing up in Elmhurst, IL during the 1960s had more pluses than minuses: I had my own bedroom. The boys shared one. I had no gripe with the gene pool, free of comparison … Continue reading

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Supporting roles

Film credits that roll down the screen at movie’s end don’t get enough credit. The number of folks required for a two-hour product is astounding, suggesting it takes a lot of people working together, even if the result is just … Continue reading

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Ponderable

Originally posted on Mrs. Fitz's Story Emporium:
We who attended college during the whimsically labeled “turbulent” 1960s were fond of asking questions. This both freed us from finding answers and left time for more important endeavors, such as protesting.…

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Deliverance

This is the abbreviated account of the parcel: I placed an online order for a smallish product. The day the parcel was scheduled to arrive, it did not. I decided the seller was fraudulent. I decided the postal service was … Continue reading

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Reason # 17 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Advice is. All writing advice is good. For instance, I am giving some now and my intent is good.¬† BUT, who and where and how you … Continue reading

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Irritation Illumination

A kind person recently noticed I wrote a novel and asked me “Where do you get your inspiration?” “Irritation,” says I. “Huh?” says kind person. Says I, “Think of irritation on a continuum, with petty grievances at the low end … Continue reading

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