2011 Comin’ Up!

Funny how a year goes by so fast these days – can we blame that on global warming? No, of course not. I have these wishes for all Gridley-ites in 2011:   Don't make any resolutions you wouldn't keep anyway (I promise not to by a dirigible…) Have fun at the year end bash Have […]

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Memoir Fiction

The Hare’s Mask, by Mark Slouka   Once in a great while I read a short story published in a mass market magazine that proves interesting and entertaining. Slouka’s story appears in the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine. (It’s available online.)   What intrigues me about this story is its resemblance to a memoirist’s […]

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I Resolve…

The shopping's over, Christmas presents have been opened, and things have reached a momentary respite before that New Year's bash, the flood of bowl games, and a manic run-up to the Super Bowl. My state, North Carolina, has seen snow in every one of its hundred counties since Christmas Day. There's something calming, serene about […]

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Singing Along The High Road

The missus and I are snowed in tonight (cabin fever awaits) and after a reprise of Christmas dinner (with power and lights this time), we flipped on the one-eyed monster to see what fare would be taking up air time.  So we started watching The Sound Of Music, a movie I hadn't seen in …well…a […]

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Dickens and Candlelight

Just as we were about to sit down to Christmas dinner last night, the power went out (What with the snow, you just had to know…). So the missus and I had a nice candlelight dinner. It might have even seemed a bit romantic had I not had this case of bronchitis and were we […]

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A new Trend in Christmas Gifts

One of my fave book blogs – The Millions –  makes the case, not only for digital book readers in this post, but for a run on new e-books on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc., on Christmas morning. I hope Santa got the list I sent him – if my e-book, The Blue Bicycle, ends up in […]

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And To All A Good Night…..

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!Nora's freezin' on the trolley,Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo! Don't we know archaic barrel,Lullaby Lilla boy, Louisville Lou?Trolley Molly don't love Harold,Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!   Bark us all bow-wows of folly,Polly wolly cracker n' too-da-loo!Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon,Willy, folly go through! […]

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