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Thank you, Anthony Bourdain

I’ll repeat. Thank you, Anthony Bourdain. I’m rather a neutral fan of this TV host, but I occasionally catch snippets of his show on CNN called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. The show explores other cuisines, cultures, and politics of a … Continue reading

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What the Attack in Orlando Taught Me

Life has a way of offering lessons. And Orlando, Florida, offered some of the starkest and, in contrast, some of the most beautiful, touching the depths of compassion in all of us. Forty-nine lives were taken on June 12, 2016. … Continue reading

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What is it about a literary reading?

What is it about a literary reading? Let’s call it Risk City – not only do you as a writer take a risk when you put words on paper and share them with a reader, but at a reading there’s … Continue reading

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And you write because?

And you write because? A good question. Have you thought about what compels you to write? Writing¬†seems to be something I have to do, like eating. I grow unhappy or unsettled if I don’t have the opportunity to write regularly. … Continue reading

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Into the Dark … or … Into the Light?

Ah, the state of the world. I don’t know about you, but I ‘m frustrated, frightened, and concerned. ¬†Some of the forces afoot on the planet would turn back progress and enlightenment, turn back civilization and civility itself, return the … Continue reading

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