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Top 100 Questions Friends & Family Ask a Lawyer (#5: Wordsmithing)


It was kind of funny.  When the meeting was nearly over, and it was time to write up the recommendations, we all turned to the lawyer in the group to do it for us.  600 more words


Words, Words, Words!

I’m a writer.  This means I love words almost as much as I love names.  Anyway, as such I’m always interested when words are created or when they fall out of fashion.   398 more words


The State of the Union Address 2015: "We Are Family..."

Within seconds of a President turning off the autocue, political pundits stop trembling, wipe the drool from their lips, and spend the next 2 years talking incessantly about what was said. 1,284 more words


The Big Reveal - Poetry and the Author's Veil

I have often been told, and more often cautiously reminded, how revealing poetry can be. It comes from a different place, they say. It tells a story about the author that no prose ever could. 571 more words


The Soul of A Place

Settled neatly and somewhat inconspicuously amid the tall trees and pitchy green slopes of Appalachia, there stands an old stone barn revived from the once homestead of a Scots-Irish immigrant and his robust family, heirs to nothing but soil and the piles of fieldstones that remain within and without this structure. 837 more words


Writing is hard

Holy shit.  Writing is hard.

Blogging is easy.

Writing…like real, honest to goodness writing, is super fucking tough.  You know it, I know it, every non-writer and writer out there knows it.   139 more words