Shopping for gas

After yesterday's chaos at the dealership over the service appointment for the car (I'll tell you about it some other time...), I had yet another episode of the Shopping Blues. So the minivan, Rusty, was severely short of gasoline. So much so, that the yellow "Reserve" light shone steadily and bright in mine…

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The Divorce Announcement

The Divorce Announcement It was a very difficult and arduous decision. However, the divorce became necessary. Irreconcilable differences, you know. Months of agony, indecision and recriminations later, here we are. Documents drawn up. Folders created. Yes. There is sadness, yet, there is joy to be had for the future looks suddenly brighter and…

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  • Post published:February 21, 2021
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General Update

Hello! We're still under the cloud of COVID-19, so I thought I'd give you a general update. As you doubtless know by now, I live just around the southern edge of The Tundra, on the NorthWest shore of the eastern most of the Great Lakes. The Five Great Lakes. Lake Ontario. I provide…

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  • Post published:May 6, 2020
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How To Write a Recipe

Introduction Over the years I've written a few How To articles and also some recipes, but I've never written a How To Write a Recipe. Despite the COVID-19 crises, or maybe because of it, demand for such an article has followed the usual demand levels that we see here at SloWord, ranging from…

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NaNoWriMo 2019

I won the challenge set by NaNoWriMo 2019. Here is my certificate. You're probably wondering what I'm talking about, right? Right --> That way. Yep. For the second year in a row, I have managed, somehow, to meet the personal challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in the month of November. Last…

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  • Post published:December 1, 2019
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NaNoWriMo – Day 7

Day 7 has come and I'm done my stint for the day. Not as much as I would have liked. But this fictional stuff is hard. It's not like the stream of unconsciousness crap I usually churn out on this blog. That comes from a unlatched brain. I can usually churn out 1500…

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NaNoWriMo – Day 1

Well, we're off! #NaNoWriMo2019 #Imwriting Here is today's progress report. Heavy going! I took the 200 odd words I had laying around from a story I tentatively titled "Hey! I'm dying here!" and worked it up to the end of Act I. I see all stories as Acts of a play. In fact, this particular…

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  • Post published:November 1, 2019
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NaNoWriMo – 0

Well, November is almost here. This means that NaNoWriMo is almost here. November is the month designated National Novel Writing Month. A purely voluntary challenge to onseself. Write down 50,000 words, at least, in the 30 days of the month. There is an online community to act as cheerleaders, mentors and unpaid team…

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  • Post published:October 28, 2019
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My interview

The good folks at Pens, Paws and Claws decided they should run an interview. They scouted around for a suitable candidate and, lo and behold, they found me! Thus, hence, ergo, therefore and so, my answers to the questions they posed now appear on the blog - Pens, Paws and Claws. I must…

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  • Post published:April 11, 2019
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One Year Ago

In the November of 2014, I wrote a short story. It was very raw, very abrupt and it didn't really work. But it did have one central theme that seemed to have lots of potential. I showed it to Anjana Dutt and we went back and forth over it for several weeks. Over the next…

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  • Post published:December 10, 2018
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