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What’s So Funny?

I think humor is anything that causes me amusement, generally incongruity, exaggeration, satire, irony or buffoonery. I tend to overlook that “humor” was coined many moons ago to describe a person’s temperament that is out of balance. I’m reminded what … Continue reading

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Worth

The Pullitzer prize, Academy Award and Best Seller list do a fine job of comparing what is produced to what is the BEST ever done.  As a journalist who likes to watch major motion pictures and read good books, I … Continue reading

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Good words

Writing about writing and writing about writers is very distracting for writers, which is probably why we do it. Here are three nice things  about writing and writers: 1. Writers envy but they are not jealous. We envy good writing … Continue reading

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Reason # 20 Why folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Functioning out of time and space is. We have street intersections and wear watches because we function in space and organize ourselves in time; BUT writing … Continue reading

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Reason #15 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Working too hard is. I don’t know a single writer who is lazy but I know a few who think that they are. This way of … Continue reading

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Reason # 13 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Exhausting effort on emotion is. When that happens, writing doesn’t. It’s easy to write about emotion because it’s obvious, powerful and present. For instance, somebody cuts … Continue reading

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Write or Wrong

Three folk I admire ought to write books but they don’t. In common they are known to me but not to each other. In common they are superior human beings if you measure such by generosity of spirit, ability to … Continue reading

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