Poetry: Part 1 Words and meaning

I’ve talked about the rhythm we can create with words and the emotion we can convey with them.  What I’d like to do now is talk about meaning. The values we assign to words depend on our experiences, or point of reference and our culture– the key when writing, especially when writing poetry is to […]

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October 27, 2013

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Flash Friday #47 – Anatomy of an edit

It’s rare when you write something at 03:00 and like it, it’s really rare when you really don’t like it and a minor tweak can turn it around… I’ve been really tired lately so staying up ’til midnight to catch the prompt as it is posted is pretty much out of the question, but I’ve […]

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October 27, 2013


Flash Friday #47

My last few entries, while fair weren’t really ‘worth writing home about,’ but this week’s entry made me smile… Start with a still from from the black and white move:  “When the Clouds Roll By”, add 37 writers and allow them about 200 words each and you’ll be amazed at what they come up with. […]

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October 26, 2013


Flash Friday #45

I haven’t been that inspired in my stories lately.  The last one was supposed to be 100 words no more, no less and I of course was inspired with a plot that needed at least three times as many words. Today’s challenge:  write a 200 word story based on the following picture (10 word leeway) […]

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October 11, 2013


Flash Friday #45 part duex

So… two stories today, again based on the image. FlashFriday.wordpress.com is up with a new Friday Challenge. The prompt: Word count: 200 words (give or take 10) Why So Sirius Major was not your average dog, yes, he was intelligent and he loved sticks and balls as much as the next dog, but he had […]

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October 11, 2013


My 2 cents: The Shutdown and my take on Congress at this point.

With furloughs in place, the trickle-down effect is being felt down the line.  Tomorrow I find out where I stand.  I’m not a government employee, or even a contractor.  I’m a software developer in a small shop that makes software for government contractors– and since they aren’t getting paid: we aren’t getting paid. While people […]

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October 4, 2013

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