Category Archives: Random thoughts

How Could I Earn A Living?

If I Couldn’t Work in the Book Industry… and if I were not already retired. By Jeff Salter Yeah, I really should make clear the disclaimer that my discussion of these possibilities might sound quite different if not for the … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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One of These Folks is Not Like the Others

Remember this song from Sesame Street? I’ve never had any reason to doubt my family’s love for me, but I’ve always felt like a bit of an odd duck. I suppose that’s what prompted me to pose the Question of … Continue reading

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Winter? Wonder.

What do I like the most about Winter? I DON’T like the cold anymore. I think ice storms make most of the trees, bushes and man-made structures look beautiful! Branches look as though they are encased in glass. A few … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

For the past six months, my brothers and I have been helping our mom downsize. That means digging through sixty-plus years of collections, deciding what to keep, what to give away, and what to throw out. My dad grew up … Continue reading

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Do You, Too, YouTube?

I have made a great discovery: many great old movies and many great readings are available on YouTube. I can pick up YouTube for free on computer and through my Xbox, (into my TV.) I can pick it up on … Continue reading

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More Backstory About My Tribute to the Greatest Generation

How My Novel “Called to Arms Again” Came to Be By J. L. Salter Details have become somewhat hazy over the past ten years, but I’m pretty sure the seeds of my third novel — third completed and the third … Continue reading

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