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And another book idea has hit me

So the other day, I was listening to a couple of morning guys in the Northern California area, Armstrong & Getty.  Being that they’re on the radio, I can never seem to mentally parse which one is saying what, but … Continue reading

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Four blurbs you’ll never read anywhere else

I simply have to thank Lynette Noni for bringing the following legendary exercise in pith and summation back to the front of my mind. Little did Rick Polito know in 1998 that his witty rundown of classic movie lore would be … Continue reading

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Step Number Five: Wait.

I promise that this blog will eventually become something other than a syncopatedly pathetic drip of information concerning the journey of ONE measly little article.  Now comes the whole “naked in front of the doctor AND my wife” sort of … Continue reading

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Step Number Four: Actually WRITE the confounded piece

I should have guessed that some kind of cerebral embolism was going to hit me the minute I realized my writing would be up for active evaluation. “Be yourself,” my wife says. “That’s the part I’m afraid they’ll hate,” I … Continue reading

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Step number three: magazine article idea accepted

In the next day or so, I’ll explain the completely serendipitous coincidence between me using the ’67 pyromaniacal Hendrix episode as the launchpad for my own life-changes and the fact that I spent the night sleeping on that very stage … Continue reading

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How to become a schizophrenic with one reading app

I never in my life ever expected humanity’s ever-increasing appetite for acceleration to come to the point that the very act of reading would become a veritable Asperger’s simulation chamber. But it’s happened. Don’t believe it?  Peep this app: I … Continue reading

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In which I blatantly use an accordion-player’s cheekiness for my own pathetic attempt at self-promotion.

Some thirty-five years ago, my father and I were watching some telethon in which Sammy  Davis Jr. was involved.  There he stood, in a tuxedo and hand-held mic, casually making small talk after a song.  He then mentioned that his … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire. Because of that, I’m changing my life.

If the 1981 movie Stripes wasn’t enough of an inspirational front-load for my own military service, it also serves as one of the most memorable scenes in what I would call a “Johnny Paycheck Vaporlock.” Bill Murray’s character, John Winger, … Continue reading

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My pathetic need for tactile comfort (on designing a book cover)

It seems I am gaining followers here every single day. This invokes an immediate reflex to check out exactly who is following. The numbers of followers who are already published authors, have a book in the hopper—or both—is staggering. And … Continue reading

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Possibly my worst post

I say this because It’s been a long day, in which yours truly does not feel good.  It’s a day that encompasses fatigue, annoyance, and a general internal consensus that I am becoming psychologically staged for some real life-changes. This … Continue reading

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