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I am Not a ghostwriter

Recently, I’ve noticed what seems like scads of online ads posted by people offering to ghostwrite college students’ academic papers. That is so unethical. If students get caught submitting someone else’s work, they will receive a failing grade for the project. … Continue reading

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Don’t know how to market this

In December 1989, a notice in the local paper requested readers to send in their Christmas stories. The stories could be either fiction or nonfiction. I wrote a very short story and submitted it to the newspaper at the last … Continue reading

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How’s that again?

I read things posted in public places. Things like signs on commercial buildings and flyers and notices posted anywhere, including on telephone poles, store windows, and restaurant bulletin boards. And, yes, I also notice grammar and syntax mistakes in those … Continue reading

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My excuse, er, reason for getting behind on blogging

No, I haven’t abandoned this blog. Actually, I made a New Year’s resolution to try my very best to update two of my three blogs every week. Well, that resolution had to be put on hold for a while. The … Continue reading

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On hiatus until January

I am on hiatus for a while. We are moving from Arizona, and I will be offline until I have Internet service at our new location in North San Diego County. I will return in January and will try my … Continue reading

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An excerpt from a “hair raising” experience

I’m revising several essays I published in 2000–2001 on the late, but most likely unlamented, site known as Themestream. I will eventually post them for a limited time on this site before deciding what, if anything else, to do with … Continue reading

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Almost flunked my first writing class

Way back in the Mid-Jurassic Period, I got the bright idea to take a community college class in creative writing. I had been writing stuff forever—well since I was nine. By taking a college-level class, I figured I could learn … Continue reading

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