Category Archives: Writing

Brouhaha at the carnival

[Note: I confess that this essay is very badly written (and you know it is very badly written when I use two ly adverbs together to describe it). Sadly, over the years, I have downloaded too many freebie e-novels that … Continue reading

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Sort of sorry that I abandoned this project, only sort of . . .

In 1995, I wrote a rough draft of what probably would have become the longest personal essay in the history of the written word. I titled it *Al, the Prowler, and the Siege at Dodge Boulevard*. The project was a … Continue reading

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Not really plagiarism

I hate plagiarism. However, I did not hear or read the recent speech by Mrs. Trump or the previous one by Mrs. Obama. So I can’t comment about the current plagiarism accusations and explanations regarding those speeches that are floating … Continue reading

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My worst essay

[Talk about being a drama queen; I think I was at my best with this one. Well, at the time; later, I did top it as a college freshman. The writing in this essay is really bad. But what the … Continue reading

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Enjoyed writing my first paid articles, but wasn’t too crazy about having them edited

One May morning in the late nineties, a help-wanted ad in the local newspaper caught my eye. Someone was looking for freelancers to write articles for a bi-monthly publication featuring household pets and farm animals. The ad asked prospective writers … Continue reading

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I do have my standards

I’m curious. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer. Or maybe I’m just plain nosy. When I hear about someone who’s doing something out of the ordinary, I want to learn more about that person and whatever it is he or … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is over for another year

Participating in NaNoWriMo in 2014 was so different from the first time I did it in 2005. For one thing, in 2005, I was still working full time. For another, my computer didn’t attempt to electrocute me this year. And … Continue reading

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