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Sensitivity Editing: What is the World Coming to?

I recently came across the term “Sensitivity Editing,” which is described as sensitivity reading looking for and changing terms that currently have a pejorative subtext (e.g. you “can’t” call food exotic because someone has decided that it’s xenophobic and racially … Continue reading

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July 4th, 2021 Tribute

On this 4th of July Holiday weekend, the day set aside to celebrate the founding of this great nation, let us remember those brave patriots, those citizen soldiers, who strove to overcome overwhelming odds to secure for us and for … Continue reading

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The Baggage of the Past

For years I have said, “You cannot go back; you can only go forward.” Recently, this was demonstrated to me in a very real way. As many people know, I was a Civil War Reenactor for many years. I joined … Continue reading

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Apple iTunes Has (Accidently?) Turned Into Ransomware!

If you use Apple iTunes and you have ever changed the email address associated with your Apple Account (Apple ID), PLEASE READ THIS. I use iTunes Version 12.10.4.2 for Windows 10. Since 2007, I have has three different email addresses … Continue reading

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Emotions Are A Choice

Here is a truth that no one likes to hear: No one else – and I mean NO ONE else – can make you angry, sad, or happy. Being angry, sad, or happy is a CHOICE that you and you … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Universe

I’m going to share with you the true secret of the universe: there is NO road to happiness. Happiness is neither the journey or the destination. Happiness is neither the getting or the having. Happiness does not come from a … Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Parenting

In the 20 years that I’ve been married, I have learned many valuable lessons. Perhaps the most valuable lesson involves children.  Parents, once you have children, your right to make decisions that are in your own best interest ends right … Continue reading

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Social Media – The Double Edged Sword

Social Media provides new and interesting ways for humans to connect with each other. People across the globe can see and respond to what you post. The power of this tool cannot be underestimated. But if you’re a published author, … Continue reading

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Funerals

Historically, I don’t attend funerals. It’s not because I’m without compassion for those who have suffered a loss; far from it.  But I believe that grief is a very personal thing.  I don’t believe that I should have to be … Continue reading

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Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Someone who knows that I have published a non-fiction work asked me why I prefer to write fiction. My answer was simple.  “When I write non-fiction, I’m writing FACT.  When I write fiction, I’m writing TRUTH.”  Fiction gives me the … Continue reading

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