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10th Work Anniversary

I must admit I'm blessed.There aren't many people who get a shot at a second career - especially when it's doing something they love to do. For me that passion has always been writing. (Second only to reading.) For most of my adult life I didn't take the opportunity to find my writing voice - [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:21+00:00April 12th, 2015|General Observations|0 Comments

Christmas Wishes

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers, family, and friends a wonderful holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or the ever-popular Festivus (a la Seinfeld), I hope your celebration is a happy one. As a thank you to all of you, I have published a short Christmas story based [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00December 7th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Musings on Reading

I came across an article on reading today entitled "33 thoughts on reading" by Austin Kleon written on October 17. A link to the full article is here. The article resonated with me on many levels but mostly because I review books I've read. Let me digress momentarily and say that I began reviewing books [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00October 22nd, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Oak Cliff – Free Chapter

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, I'm offering here the Prologue of OAK CLIFF: A TALE OF DARKNESS AND DESPAIR.    Prologue 1870 Inky darkness cloaked the bedroom as the gaunt figure of a man carefully drew back the layers of bedclothes from the flannel-clad, sleeping woman. With fingers rendered stiff and icy cold [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00October 15th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Information Please

A friend sent this story to me in an email. It's called Information Please. For those of you old enough to remember dial up phones and operators, it will ring a bell (no pun intended). Somehow, I can't see our children or grandchildren knowing what this is about but maybe we can still teach them. [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00August 12th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

How To Stop Identity Theft

A while ago I attended a seminar on How To Stop Identity Theft put on by our locall Sheriff's Office. The representatives discussed many different scams that are targeted at senior citizens and gave us an overview on different ways that uncscupulous people try to take advantage of people. It was quite interesting and informative. [...]

By |2014-08-02T16:32:58+00:00August 2nd, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

To The Moon and Back – Apollo 11

Forty-five years ago I had the awesome opportunity to watch as an American astronaut set foot on the moon. I remember that day as though it was yesterday. This was the week in 1969 that I, along with a work colleague, were on our first cruise. It was on Home Lines (now defunct) and the [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:24+00:00July 20th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

R.I.P. Maya Angelou

Just moment ago I learned of the passing of Maya Angelou. The first time I'd heard about Maya Angelou was when she was given the title "America's Poet" by former President Bill Clinton. I immediately took interest in her poetry and found it to be profound yet calming. Over the years I have since come [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:25+00:00May 28th, 2014|General Observations|1 Comment

Why Books Stink – Article by Michael Levin

I am sharing with you all an interesting article on the state of the publishing business by Michael Levin.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.  - Marion   Why Books Stink - by Michael Levin (as published by The Huffington Post) Posted: 05/12/2014 4:58 pm EDT Updated: 05/13/2014 10:59 am EDT Print Article The dirty little [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:25+00:00May 16th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments