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On a need-to-know basis

I asked my Sweet Al a simple question. I wanted a simple answer. I only needed to know what I needed to know for my novel I’m writing. After two…

Deadlines, titles and a writer’s conference

I’m sitting here at my computer sweating deadlines and titles. Titles are negotiable, deadlines aren’t. I’m under deadline for my Artist’s Lane column, a blog for my website and the…

Isn’t that just like a man?

I said to my Sweet Al, “I was complaining about your dog to Lin and Jerry today.” He pouted, “I hope you didn’t say anything bad about her. I love…

Driving Miss Crazy: Bananas don’t travel well

After a horrible experience a few years ago, I vowed I would never drive the streets of Denver again, especially during rush hour. It’s happening again. I feel like I’m…

It’s all Greek to me

I just came from my Greek class, where I had an outburst of showing myself and, let’s just say, a moment of letting it all hang out. It’s all because…

Writer’s block — beyond the written page

Do I have writer’s block? No; I have a lot to say on this subject. As the vice president of our writer’s group, my job is to arrange for good…

Tractor talk — digging the hole deeper

Have you noticed that when you are thinking of buying something, you see it on every corner? Everywhere I look, I see orange Kubotas. Did I not get the memo?…

It’s always an experience: another pickup line

My Sweet Al and I were having dinner with his brother, David, at a local restaurant. It’s always an experience when we’re with him. The conversation always comes around to…

A simple life in a technical world

Our children and their friends are still talking about the Pirate Plunge Mud Run and how they can make it better next year. My daughter and I were looking through…

Cruisin’ Espanola: It’s a family adventure

We came out of Sunday service and our daughter said, “You’ve got to try this restaurant in Espanola. They have the best Mexican food. Let’s go to Espanola.” Our son-in-law…

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