Monthly Archives: October 2020

Figs: Marion Changes her Mind

I think it must have been the third grade. A classmate traded me a Mother’s brand “taffy” sandwich cookie from my lunchbox for a Fig Newton. I’d seen Fig Newtons advertised on TV (or at least, that’s how I remember … Continue reading

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Writing News: an Update

An update, although not much of one. Copper Road will probably come out sometime around January 14, 2021. That’s later than I had hoped, but not all that far away. It will be available by pre-order through Amazon. They are … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now 9: Masks.

The minority opinion: I like masks. At least, I kind of like them. I feel obligated to point out a few things I don’t like about wearing masks. When it’s hot outside, it’s hotter and more humid inside the mask. … Continue reading

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Squeeze Me and Topo Chico; a Perfect Pairing

Writing friend Donna Banta introduced me to two good things; Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiaasen, and Topo Chico, a sparkling water from Mexico that is currently having a moment. Hiaasen’s latest propulsive, bananas-crazy acid-dripping satirical Floridian outing takes place in … Continue reading

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