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Reading Hemingway in a Kardashian World

Welcome to 2016, fellow writers, artists, and whatevers. There is sickly snow on the ground here in Portland, clinging to the cement and grass in shrinking patches. I have been turning my notes from my last trip through the desert into a book. Consequently, I have been missing bright sunlight and warmth. Nostalgia–what can you … Continue reading

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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