Are you kidding me?

Those of you who are regular readers know I usually start the morning with coffee — necessary to function — and checking the news. This morning, I turned on the local Fox affiliate. That isn’t the channel I usually watch for local news. I’ll be honest, one of the newsreaders drives me up the wall. But it was the only local news on at the time and I hadn’t seen anything but […]

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Catching up, blogging and more

After taking a fall over the weekend — thank you, dog and mud — I’ve been hobbled and finding a comfortable position to write has been challenging. However, I have managed to get a little work and some blogging done. Better yet, last night I was finally able to get back to work on Light Magic. Maybe the enforced time away helped or maybe my subconscious had been working even when I […]

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It’s Monday and the Knee-Jerk Reactions Run Wild

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sutherland Springs. No one can deny what happened was a tragedy. A church and a community have been decimated by yesterday’s events. However, instead of rushing to judgment and politicizing the events, we need to step back, breathe and wait for the facts. Not that it will stop any of the usual suspects who couldn’t wait to take to Twitter to beat their […]

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Writing Life

Oh how I wish the Hollywood image of a writer was real — no, not the writer in books like Misery. I’m talking about the image of Jessica Fletcher and Richard Castle, among others. You know, writers who have little trouble with characters who refuse to cooperate and where the money comes in hand over fist. Heck, I’d be happy with only one of the two happening. But that’s not the truth […]

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Learn from the past. Look to the future.

Last night, I watched an episode of the PBS series, “Finding Your Roots”. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it is one where celebrity family histories are explored by a genealogist. The current format is three stars per hour-long episode. That means not a great deal of detail is given and they usually only focus on a single ancestor. This is also the show, iirc, that got into trouble several years […]

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Migraines are hell

I didn’t blog yesterday because I was battling a migraine. This morning, when I woke, I felt the stirrings of it still but it was so much better, I’d hoped it meant that it was disappearing. Nope. Not the case thanks to my neighbor. At 0630, the sound of  a large vehicle coming up the street and parking out front greeted me as I rolled out of bed. Worried it might be […]

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And now, for something different

I’ve been on a quasi-political bent of late. Part of that is because my muse has been, well, my muse. She’s evil and she loves to torment me. Part of it is because there are times when you just have to speak your mind. Today, however, I want to do something I haven’t done in a bit. I want to talk about some of the books I’ve been reading. Any of you […]

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On B&N, Spenser Rapone and more

Just a quick post this morning. Yesterday, I blogged over at Mad Genius Club about the latest news coming out about Barnes & Noble. Today, I have a post up at Victory Girls about that poor excuse for an Army officer, Spenser Rapone. While completely different topics, they have one thing in common: they are perfect examples of someone doing whatever the hell they want without worrying about the consequences. In B&N’s […]

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Free Speech, the NFL and More

I hadn’t planned on writing this post. After all, you can’t turn on the news this morning without seeing what happened at the beginning of the NFL games yesterday. The story isn’t over, either, because there is another game tonight. But comments by Pittsburg Steelers coach Mike Tomlin force my hand. His attitude, combined with the events — or non-events — at UC Berkley over the weekend, are indicative of a problem […]

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Guns, Violence and Journalistic Integrity

Sunday night there were a number of watch parties going on in the DFW area. It was the first game of the regular season for the Dallas Cowboys. Zeke Elliott was playing, after weeks of uncertainty. Dak Prescott was starting his second season at quarterback and everyone waited anxiously to see if he could continue the magic of his rookie year. Added to that was the fact the ‘Boys were playing their […]

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