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Gravel Road Ahead pre-pub sales begin

In last week’s post, I talked about how I became a poet, and I told you about my first poetry chapbook, coming out later this year. 663 more words

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Just your ordinary holiday at 'urgent care'

How did you spend your Memorial Day? I spent mine hanging out at the walk-in clinic/aka urgent care in Newport. Good thing it didn’t turn out to be terribly urgent because it took a long time to “be seen.” Think about that for a minute. 1,117 more words

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Why Do I Care Who Won 'American Idol'?

I don’t like TV reality shows. I’d much prefer a well-scripted drama, but there aren’t many of those on network TV anymore. So I watch reality shows, and I get hooked, hooked to the point that I will put the finale on my calendar and turn off my phones to avoid interruptions. 903 more words

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Dad’s woes lead me back to San Jose

Remember those annoying commercials that show an older person on the floor saying, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up?” As kids, we used to make fun of them, but it’s not so funny in real life. 1,140 more words

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AWP--where everybody is a writer

Every year, AWP–Association of Writers & Writing programs–holds the biggest writing conference in the country. For the first time since 1998, it was in Oregon, at the… 620 more words

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Remembering my favorite tax man

Every muscle cramped from sitting in the same position too long, I hit “send” and looked up from my computer. It was nearly dark. My whole Sunday afternoon was gone. 776 more words

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Out, out, piles of unread boring books

Maybe it’s because I just had a birthday or maybe it’s because I find myself surrounded by piles of unread books yet find nothing I actually… 576 more words

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