Category Archives: childhood

“Isn’t It a Wonder?”

“Free Week” again here and with it having been Christmas week, this year is anything  but free for me. Family members are spreading, and I feel the need to make Christmas happy as long as I can for all of … Continue reading

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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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Guest Hound, Ron Barthet

Welcome to a Face from the Past By Jeff Salter Today’s Guest Hound graduated with me from Covington [LA] High School in 1968, but it’s entirely possible he hardly even knew me. You see, my sophomore year was in Mt. … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Well, No, But Yes, And No, Yet, Yes

The question: “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?” Yes and no. When I started writing, it wasn’t books. I started out, (as an adult), writing (in earnest), songs, poetry and articles. The … Continue reading

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Yes, It IS Hoarding

Because I have many writers and/or readers on my main Facebook page, I see memes like this all the time: But this is  nowhere near what I have in my house. I also see :           … Continue reading

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