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Ask the Blogger: What Would You Ask A Writer

One of the questions submitted to me for this series was “What 3 questions would you ask an author?” by Kris. (Thanks, Kris!)

I had to really think about this one because the one time I did get a chance to talk to an author–at a writing conference I attended in college, I got to meet Ron Hansen, who wrote one of my all-time favorite books, … 376 more words


Change Will Require All or Nothing: Laurie Smith Must Go

I was beginning to lose hope that it would ever happen. I was starting to believe that the sheriff had managed to put golden handcuffs on virtually all the major community group’s leadership along with a good number of county officials. 977 more words


Blue Ribbon Commission Exposures

Sorry, a bit late with the link, but here we are.

Another Blue Ribbon Commission Meeting behind us and we’re finally — FINALLY — seeing the true colors of the problems and the people involved as a whole rather than in the microcosm of single events. 1,141 more words

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Favorite Finds

The process of researching a novel is like a scavenger hunt. You pick up a pebble here and there. You search for ideas and inspiration without knowing what you will find. 266 more words


Happy Birthday, Pete Ward

Happy Birthday to Pete Ward, my teammate on the Yankees in 1970.  Pete came up through the Orioles organization and made his MLB debut with them in 1962. 245 more words

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