Monthly Archives: April 2016

Am I Pleased to Meet Me?

  By Jeff Salter We read a lot about people supposedly “re-inventing” themselves. But have you ever wondered what it might be like to meet yourself all over again? That’s part of the notion behind my novella, Pleased to Meet … Continue reading

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The House

After several years of searching I finally found it yesterday. Our house. For the past five years my little family has lived in a three bedroom apartment in the middle of downtown. There were times when this was a great … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Junk Drawer?

I’ve often wondered if it’s being a creative-type person, or the product of mostly Dutch parents, or parents who grew up in large families during the Depression that makes it hard and nearly impossible to throw things away. My mother … Continue reading

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TBR List, Part Five

I’ve been making steady progress through my TBR list! It’s such a good feeling, although I’m still waiting for inspiration to write. And there’s always a steady stream of new books, so I have to be mindful of adding some … Continue reading

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Machines That Give Up the Ghost, or, Rather…

We are discussing things that refuse to work properly. Story of my life! I talked about cars that were problems in the comments to Joselyn on Tuesday and to Jeff on Thursday, a sewing machine that never liked me in … Continue reading

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Oh Car, Wherefore Art Thou?

My tragic affair with a 1957 Metropolitan By Jeff Salter Our topic this week is about uncooperative machines, appliances, or vehicles. I’ve had ‘em all, I guess, but perhaps the most uncooperative – yet it still has a warm place … Continue reading

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Hand-me-down devices

don’t like to throw tIings away until it is absolutely necessary. My first car was a hand-me-down that had been through both of my older brothers. It had a reworked engine in it and worked wonderfully for me for a … Continue reading

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