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Finishing Things

Neil Gaimen is my favorite contemporary writer, and as I cam upon this quote I was putting the final touches on Book Three, getting ready for its release. 128 more words

Thoughts On Writing


Two strikes, a tough pitcher on the mound, a runner on third and nothing I can do but watch. Being a dad of a softball and a baseball player is teaching me, pitch by pitch, the truth of the advice from Julie Lythcott-Haims’ book How to Raise an Adult: “Develop a capacity to wince but not to pounce.” 455 more words



It’s spring break, I’m on vacation, and I’m sitting in a laundromat. A large insect is buzzing  at my ear, a book of poetry occupies the sunken basin of a molded plastic seat next to me, and a cavalcade of tattooed locals have spent the last half hour reminding me, with their laughing vulgarities, that even in paradise people have dirty shorts. 369 more words


Kinky Romance

I just want to remind you that you should do me a favor and check out “Love & the Desert.

It’s the first in a trilogy of kinky romance novels. 150 more words


Getting ready to garden

I have seed potatoes sprouting on the windowsill. Yesterday morning I went out and pruned the fruit trees and the blueberry bushes. I’m planning on digging up another patch of the back yard for gardening. 34 more words

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Rainwater channel

Since we had a few gutters installed last fall on the problematic corner of the house, we’ve been noticing that the runoff is eroding the dirt from under the downspout. 48 more words

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Finding the Strike Zone

It’s hard to throw strikes.

Being a dad means knowing a little bit about a lot of things and learning more about subjects you never thought about that matter to your kids. 521 more words