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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Originally posted on Pamela Foster, Author and Speaker:
In the 1930’s and 40’s, the extreme northern counties of California and the southern section of Oregon joined together to secede from their respective states and become The State of Jefferson.  These…

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The State of Jefferson

In the 1930’s and 40’s, the extreme northern counties of California and the southern section of Oregon joined together to secede from their respective states and become The State of Jefferson.  These rural counties had been getting the dirty end … Continue reading

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