The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 1: Highlights

Since new trips are still off the books with the pandemic continuing, come join Thor and me for a retro virtual vacation in Italy 2008! Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he … Continue reading

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New Writers Ask: Can’t Craft Be Learned?
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I’ve had a number of writers I’ve mentored or critiqued ask me some form of this question.  Sometimes it’s a plaintive wail expressing the writer’s earnest hope that they can overcome their ”issues.”  Sometimes it’s a defiant roar: “Craft? Bah! … Continue reading

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BVC announces Only A Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson

Only a Paper Moon by Jennifer Stevenson Seven corny short stories with happy endings Spy Beanie – Okay, fifty-one years is a looong foreplay. I Remember You – Memory makes our relationships meaningful – trust makes them strong. Value for … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Living

You examine every possible symptom and exposure. 1. A “dry cough”: at night, a present tickle in the throat, could it be the antihypertension medication? ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors are notorious for a side effect of cough. Or is it … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Pandemic Pool

Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading

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