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Wanderlust

April 26, 2017

Winter is a beautiful time of year in the mountain wilderness, but also a time when great dangers are present.

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It’s Not This Time of Year Without An Inflatable Santa Claus

November 26, 2016

The way we see Santa Claus has changed over the years. He is still the jolly fat man in the red suit, but his message may be changin’ with the times.

Thanksgiving Classics

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving entertainment classics are far less numerous than those that set during the twelve days of Christmas. Nonetheless, you might want to take a look at these three landmark movies, created to celebrate and make fun of our November holiday.

Thoughts from A NaNoWriMo Loser

December 6, 2011

 Winners & Losers All you have to do to win during the national writing month of November is to enter 50,000 words or more into the National Novel Writing Month website and you get access to a little banner that you can display on your website or comments around the internet. Presumily, the words have […]

Good Day To Read A Book

May 20, 2011

 Spring Weather Unless you happen to reside near the banks of the Mississippi, this weekend might be a good time to grab a book, head outdoors and escape to another world, or just a different time and place. For many parts, cooler weather may still be in place, at least that’s the situation here in […]

April Fools In New England

April 1, 2011

  Mother Nature played an April Fools joke on the Northeast today. However, the winter weather and abundant snow accumulation made me wish I was still living up north and not hunkered down in coastal Carolina. I know there’re probably a million people in the Boston area, who would love to change places, but I […]

My Literary New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2011

Today is the first working day of the New Year and so now it is time for all good writers to declare their goals for the New Year. Before making your New Year’s resolution, you might want to consider whether your goals are attainable or not. Jane Lebak underscores the point perfectly in today’s blog […]

Memorial Day in America

June 1, 2010

Memorial has come and gone already and now it is the first of June. I celebrated Memorial Day by riding around the deserted streets of Portland, Maine on my bicycle and watching a war movie, The Hurt Locker. When this film recently won best picture award at the 2010 Oscars, I was silently wondering how […]