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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy and romantic suspense. Nine completed novels. "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- a screwball comedy -- was released in Dec. 2013 by Dingbat Publishing. "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- was published in May 2013 by Astraea Press. "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" (comedic romance) -- was published in Oct. 2012 by Astraea Press. "The Overnighter's Secrets" (romantic suspense) -- was published in May 2012 by Astraea Press. Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.

Sounds Foreign to My Ear

Phoreign Phrases By Jeff Salter We’re studying foreign phrases this week and after Janette’s list on Tuesday, I didn’t think I had anything to add. Then I remembered a phrase my Dad used to say, occasionally: comme ci comme ça. … Continue reading

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Colorful Expressions

The Richness of Words By Jeff Salter We’re yakking about expressions and/or figures of speech. I won’t try to parse what makes a short set of words one or the other of those categories (or both). I’ll just list some … Continue reading

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Phrases or Words That Vex Me

Pet Peeve Words and Phrases By Jeff Salter This week, we’re confessing those words or phrases which irritate our ears. Mine actually fit into two categories. First are those which sound foreign to me, but I’ve managed to arrive at … Continue reading

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Freedom Has a Price

Independence Day By Jeff Salter Proud of our nation’s independence? Glad we are no longer a colony of the British Crown? It’s no accident. It’s the result of “blood, sweat, toil and tears.” Honor one of the generations which helped … Continue reading

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All the World is a Stage

By Jeff Salter I love (many of) Shakespeare’s plays, including Hamlet … and there are numerous lines from his plays which have entered our vocabulary. I take this opportunity to set people straight on the contextual meaning of this particular … Continue reading

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Live — at a Music Performance

I Saw Janis Joplin Live By Jeff Salter Well, in earlier days, I actually did get a chance to see some notables. Before I describe the event which tops all the others, let me list the other groups or individuals … Continue reading

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Dinner Me This

All Dinners — Great and Small By Jeff Salter Our topic is dinners and that leaves things wide open for me, because I like to eat. But unlike many people I know, I eat because I’m hungry … not because … Continue reading

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Didn’t Have Much Rhythm

… and Still Don’t [A Bit About Dancing] By Jeff Salter This week, we’re all about dancing, dances, and/or anything which happened whilst so employed. Well, I’ve never been very graceful, but I’ve done a lot of dancing over the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day has Evolved

By Jeff Salter Originally called Decoration Day, this is a day of remembrance for all those who have died in our nation’s service. Officially proclaimed in 1868, it was first observed on May 30 that year by placing flowers on the … Continue reading

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Games Kids Played

Games / Activities from my Childhood By Jeff Salter I interpreted this topic to be about the games we played as kids, whether we enjoyed them back then, and if we’d still want to play them. Conversely, were there any … Continue reading

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