Category Archives: Writing

Wow, am I easily derailed

It seems only like yesterday, I was pontificating, ruminating, cogitating, deliberating and prevaricating about wanting to write my book–complete with the breathless declaration that I had completed the first chapter. Then, I went to McCloud on a church.family camp thingamabob.  I … Continue reading

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VLOG: Loitering Around McCloud

At the outset, I’d like to apologize for the over modulated music at the beginning. I’m too lazy to fix it.

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Maslow KNEW I needed you readers!

Call it what you want. the pinnacle altitude on Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, or the Coach seat in Dante’s Inferno. After I read C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce yesterday, I’m half convinced that Larry Flynt has a greater chance of … Continue reading

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Blogging from the Mountain Star Cafe

Later today, I’ll be hopefully making a Vlog from this amazing place. A place buried in the center of a mercantile building from the gold rush days of a building seated at the foot of Mount Shasta. I thought I … Continue reading

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Weird. I finished the introductory chapter

Not sure how I’m supposed to feel about this.  Last night, under what felt like a complete lack of motivation, I finished the introductory chapter that defines the protagonist . . . which is really an antagonist if you want … Continue reading

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Written: the first sentence of my first novel 

Unbelievable. After EIGHT LONG YEARS of having the idea for my first fictional offering in my head, I managed to grab my Iphone, open the “notes” app, and scrawl the first thirteen words. And suddenly, I feel this immense sense … Continue reading

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VLOG: My weekly harangue of Cal’s Books is complete!

Somehow, making this trip commensurate with what I’m actually reading at the moment gives me a certain . . . um . . . continuity.

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When it comes time to review my book–do NOT–be my friend.

I’m certainly hoping that when the time comes for me to have a book on Amazon, that the friends of mine that decide to review it will give their reviews some thought, and not try to front-load my sales with … Continue reading

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What book is Lincoln holding?

(Note: this blog post was written via voice to text on extremely bumpy bus ride headed out of Boise Idaho back towards Northern California) This photo was taken February 5, 1865 in Washington DC, in the studio a photographer Alexander … Continue reading

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Topic of Discussion: Flannery O’Connor

I’m doing this because it has been twice suggested to me that this would be a cool idea. So I’m tossing this out there: who has read O’Connor’s short story A Temple of the Holy Ghost? Thoughts? Observations?

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