All the Dads
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All the Dads

Holidays bring joy and grief. They come with excitement and complaints. It’s in their nature. Either a holidays acknowledges a religious belief or gets in the way of people who don’t give two figs. Holidays bring friends or family together or they create stress over shopping and travel plans. Holidays give us a chance to … Continue reading

Movie Love Monday
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Movie Love Monday

I love The Wizard of Oz. Did you know Salman Rushdie wrote a book about The Wizard of Oz? If you love the movie, read this book. And I agree with Rushdie about the end of the film. What? Go back to Kansas? Are you kidding? There’s no place like home? I never believed that. … Continue reading

Monday Movie
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Monday Movie

I do not write reviews. Is a particular film or book worth your time? I don’t know. It depends on what you like, doesn’t it? To one friend, I’d say, “Go see Mad Max!” Another friend, I’d say, “Umm…maybe not?” But I like to read reviews. This may make me a hypocrite. I don’t know. … Continue reading

I love this character.
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I love this character.

People falling in love with fictional characters never ceases to amaze me. This type of love seems especially common for characters once they’ve been in a film or tv show and not merely in a book. Well, unless the book is a comic. Something about seeing the character takes hold of people more often in … Continue reading

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Story-a-Day…or Plotting?

Originally posted on The Fairy Tale Asylum:
trying notecards Yesterday after I got home from work, I wrote on notecards one-sentence summaries of each scene in my work-in-progress. I jotted down the date of each, too. I’m following a method a friend of mine directed me to here. It took my entire evening, and I…

Weird What We Remember
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Weird What We Remember

A thousand important things I can’t remember, but I remember the day in high school when my friend R— stopped me on the sidewalk between buildings to give me a cassette copy of Sting’s album Dream of the Blue Turtles, and I kept thinking the title was Flight of the Blue Turtles. I still think … Continue reading