Supporting Distinctive Locales is Important for Storytellers

Supporting Distinctive Locales is Important for Storytellers
Probably everyone has had the experience of driving through a strip mall area and recognizing that it is Anywhere and Nowhere. I used to travel frequently for work, and on quite a few occasions I had...
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The Immersive Words of a Truth Teller

The Immersive Words of a Truth Teller
Book review of REPORTING LIVES by Debra Pickett—Inspired by real life experience, Reporting Lives immerses the reader in a fascinating meeting of unlikely worlds: ambitious urban journalist meets thir...
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Gifts of the Boneyard (StuffWritersLike Contest Winner)

Gifts of the Boneyard (StuffWritersLike Contest Winner)
In the beginning, there is nothing—a blank page, a lump of clay—and then something sensible begins to take form. As creators, this is the exhilarating part, with writers filling pages that coalesce in...
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In Praise of Winter

In Praise of Winter
I have never lived even a single year of my life in a place that does not experience winter with snow and cold. The dramatic seasonal cycle of death and rebirth the way we experience it in the norther...
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The Measure of a Life

The Measure of a Life
My own mortality seems to be moving closer to me in recent months as the protective ring of family elders that have stood so long between me and death is dying off. It’s not that I need this reminder,...
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