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You Must Have an Agent, And Other Myths about Publishing

For years, I thought that the only way to get published was to be represented by a literary agent.  The publishing industry perpetuates this myth – just look at how much Writer’s Digest talks about finding and keeping agents if … Continue reading

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The Courage to be Unpopular

It is sad that my generation, and the ones that followed, are so hyper-concerned about conformance to the current fickle, fashionable, popular thought that anyone who stands up for what’s right, for what’s true, for what’s proper, for what’s unpopular, is … Continue reading

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By What Right?

Honestly, when did having a different opinion or belief become synonymous with being evil or despicable?  In the past week I’ve been called a loser, a homophobe, a racist, a hillbilly, a nazi, a redneck, an uneducated fool, a backward-brained … Continue reading

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Tolerance

As I watch the news about recent events, I keep hearing jubilant spokesmen telling me that I must be tolerant of their cause and their victory or I’m an evil, backwards, despicable person.  Since when is holding to differing opinions or … Continue reading

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Mantra

When it comes to deciding what’s best for us (individually and collectively), will we blindly follow the opinions of celebrities, celebutants, overpaid athletes, and spokesmen and women who live lives far removed from our lives, or will we think for … Continue reading

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Last Week Was A Crazy Week

Last week was a crazy week.  I fell victim to a cyber-attack. I have a number of email accounts and a number of email providers.  I like to keep my emails compartmentalized for different purposes (writing, job searches, shopping, the … Continue reading

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I Am Me

Someone asked me how I describe myself as a person.  I had to think about that for a minute.  Here’s what I came up with. I’m kind, generous, friendly, loving, and loyal to a fault (until you mess with me … Continue reading

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Letting Go – My New Year’s Resolution

For years, I’ve had a hard time letting go.  The things I surround myself with have brought me a sense of joy.  The activities I participate in have been a major part of my identity – my sense of self.  … Continue reading

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The Morning After

The election is over. No more campaign speeches, no more nasty TV advertisements, no more rhetoric.  Just the cold, hard truth – the American people went to the polls and cast their votes. It’s a new morning. Time for the … Continue reading

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The Happiest Place On Earth? Not For Some People.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been coming to The Happiest Place On Earth since 1972, and every time I see the exit signs on I-4, I’m still that 10 year-old boy who couldn’t sleep the night before his … Continue reading

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