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The Diary of a Bookseller

In 2004 I wrote a business plan for a store I wanted to call Granola Books. It was to be a used bookstore and its tagline would be “Feed your mind.” 725 more words

What Shannon Read

Fathers ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #197

On a perfect day

I remember days long past
Of sunshine and calm
Depths still clear
At forty feet

The rod held
In your son’s hands… 573 more words


My favorite things: July 21 edition

I’m resurrecting my “favorite things” series that I had started a couple of years ago. There’s just too much great stuff out there to keep to myself. 292 more words


Comatose: Modern Medicine in America

A single tear slides from his eye, cascading into his newly shaved scalp, bumping over the raised stitching. So incongruous does this seem amidst the serene landscape of his quiet features that somebody might believe peacefulness penetrates his being. 201 more words

Assorted Drabble

The Prostitutes
This happened a long time ago. I and my Karate master went visiting to the beach. My pockets in which I had kept money got wet. 262 more words


Tell me your life story in 4 minutes

Tell me your life story in 4 minutes. This is a question I have been asking my friends and family. Their first reaction is stunned silence, a deer in headlights. 678 more words

Antiques Dealer School

When my youngest was three, I ventured out in to the real world and rented a space in a handmade and vintage store. I did pretty well, but there were problems including accounting and theft. 669 more words