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7,700 Words So Far/Thank You for Reading

Hit the 7,700 word mark on the rough draft on my book about the deserts west of the Rocky Mountains.  I am aiming for a total of 60,000 words but it could go beyond that.  Look for a publisher?  Publish it myself?  That is to be decided later, but not too much later.  To recap:  … Continue reading

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It is People Like You That Make This Possible

After too many years of not treating writing as my job, I am correcting that mistake.  Starting now, all the time I would spend commuting and working in offices I will be spending (and more) writing, editing, proofreading, and researching.  I will continue to work for other people, but only in my field–my real field. … Continue reading

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Cheating Death at Cape Foulweather–further adventures on the road

Cape Foulweather is the most appropriately named place I have ever been to.  We were barely out of the car when the wind rushed up to kill us, attempting to throw us to the wet asphalt and then over a low railing to the rocks below.  It was such a mad scene neither of us … Continue reading