Monthly Archives: July 2012

Social Networking, WordPress and Aging

Last weekend I attended a wordpress conference, here in Fayetteville.   Widgets and plug-ins, pingbacks, SEO’s and geniuses in wizard hats.  I learned a lot.  I did.  But what struck me the strongest was that all but two of the organizers … Continue reading

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Ingomar Club

  Here’s an excerpt from Bigfoot Blues where Samantha Jean expresses her opinion of the Igomar Club, pictured above. As we clink sparkling glasses of pale yellow gold, I cross my legs. My right toe accidentally brushes against his thigh. … Continue reading

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Do-Over

Ever wish you had a do-over button?  Oops.  Did those words actually fly from the dark ratty crevasse of my soul out into the light of day? Do Over. I’m not talking about those sharp-edged, curved blades of anger thrown … Continue reading

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How Hot is it?

Families all have their little linguistic quirks.  My kinfolks have more than can possible be normal.  As far back geographically as I can trace the brothel Madams and stage couch drivers on Dad’s side of the family is Coffee County, … Continue reading

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Dog Days

Dog Days When someone talks about The Dog Days of Summer, I picture an old black dog tucked up under a lilac bush panting in the wet heat. Here are a couple of other, much more literary descriptions: The Clavis … Continue reading

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Making Life Up as I Go Along

People have asked me why I write in present tense.  I mean, technically, as something happens, it becomes past tense, right?  But, I suppose my existential leanings come out in my writing.  It seems to me a scene happens as … Continue reading

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Interview with Velda Brotherton

1) Velda, you have helped so many neophyte writers, myself included. Who inspired you when you were starting out?  Long ago I met a young woman while shopping at a craft outlet. She had just returned from a writer’s conference … Continue reading

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