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A Big Thank You

It’s the end of another year, 2013. A tough and painful year for me and my kids, a year in which most of the time I felt, to use Sylvia Plath’s words: “I felt very still and very empty, the … Continue reading

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So What Happened To Us?

The other day I was listening to some music on the radio when I heard a rap by some singer that basically had no lyrics other than the f-word in all its grammatical forms. It’s like that rapper had taken … Continue reading

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I Write That I Am Writing

Ever since I can remember I have had this passion, this crazy love affair with writing instruments, particularly pencils, pens, writing pads, paper. But my love of reading and specially that of writing exceeds all. A passion so wild and … Continue reading

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Hang On To Their Words

We humans are social animals by nature. We need to communicate, to talk, to socialize. We need to ask questions about things that interest us in the same way we seek assurance and approval for the things we do. And … Continue reading

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The Pillow And The Baseball Bat

I love the classics. I read most of them decades ago. But I don’t think I can read those same books again with the same enthusiasm and eagerness I had for them years ago. And the reason is not because … Continue reading

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Who Can Forget A Gag

For the past few months I have been posting articles about writing, something I love to do most and talk about most, but as Hillaire Belloc writes: “Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about … Continue reading

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Tolstoy Calls It Infection

“Great art is when a great man who has the highest life-conception of his time tells what he feels. Then the infection is universal. Everybody understands it and at once.” Leo Tolstoy Did you ever think of writing about an … Continue reading

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Greater Is The Art Of Ending

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” Longfellow Years ago, after reading my short story in my first writing class, the teacher asked, “Why this ending?” “Because while I was still writing I realized … Continue reading

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Why The Hell Aren’t You Home Writing

Word has it that a Nobel Laureate told a group of writers standing beside a bar that, within a radius of one mile, there were at least a hundred better writers than any of us; the difference between us as … Continue reading

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The Impulse To Write A Novel

“The impulse to write a novel comes from a momentary unified vision of life.” Angus Wilson Throughout the years I have always loved and appreciated the simple things that life has thrown my way. I thrive on the relationships I … Continue reading

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