Category Archives: Musing

Second Chances

An hour or so ago I finished writing what was to be this blog. I set it aside to watch a couple innings of the Dbacks/Reds game, then returned to it to see what sort of mess I’d created. As … Continue reading

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Required Reading

Is it wrong that many authors enjoy conjuring titles for their Word Doc babies as much as they enjoy conjuring names for their delivered by a doc babies? Should they be more devoted to the names of their novels than … Continue reading

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Man On Quest For News

Less is more. This seems to be the mantra of choice for many print and broadcast journalists, at least in my corner of the world. The media here aren’t distributing less content, just less significant content, as in less newsworthy … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm

“There’s a mother of a storm on the way.”           “That’s good, honey. Tell me who won the 1948 World Series. Seven letters.”       I glared at my wife, who appeared fully mesmerized by … Continue reading

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Let’s Grab a Bite

I’ve always been a hands-on sort of person. Not in a creepy, leave me alone kind of way, or a give me all the gory details because I insist on knowing everything kind of way. I’d just rather not use … Continue reading

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Lobster Boy

The man behind the towering makeshift ticket booth snatched the dollar bill from my hand and nodded toward the somber circus tent pitched behind him. I had paid for the right to see what anyone with a spare buck would … Continue reading

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I’d Give It an Eleven

I’ve come to the conclusion that people only rate or review things while they’re either really pissed, really happy, or when they feel nobody’s been paying them any attention. It makes sense. Inside each of us is a need to … Continue reading

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Beneath the Narcissism

It seems there are two kinds of people who populate my town: those who are certain they are better than everyone else, and those who actually believe those people. Unfortunately, most of the population fits firmly in the former category; … Continue reading

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Believe Me

I used to believe everything I read (with the exception of book reviews and comments on AOL). I always figured if someone went to the trouble of writing something, it must be true. Then my whole belief system went up … Continue reading

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Read It and Eat

Sometimes I wish I were a horse, so I could get away with wearing blinders. I suppose I could wear them anyway, but that would mark me as some sort of trendsetter, which would make me uncomfortable. Besides, blinders are … Continue reading

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