Who I am and Why I'm Here

That’s as it relates to blogging, not necessarily anything else. I started blogging several years ago when I first set up my web site because a WordPress blogging platform came with the web site. I didn’t know what blogging actually was. I loved writing. I loved essay-ing. Mostly I wrote…

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Barb's Writer Friends: Tina Wainscott Answers Five Quick Questions

Starting today I am hosting some of my writer friends as guest bloggers. I came up with the questions. The answers are entirely theirs. I am pleased to have author Tina Wainscott as my first guest. Tina was my very first writer friend and she’s always been tremendously supportive as…

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Picky Reader reads C.J. Box

Rarely do I rave about other authors’ books. But occasionally, I feel I must. I ran across C.J. Box’s books in the local library. I’d never heard of him. I haven’t yet figured out what makes me pick up a particular book by an unknown (to me) author. Maybe it…

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Old Blue

My dad worked in fertilizer manufacturing plants his whole life. Do you know where fertilizer plants are located? In tiny towns no one ever head of with names like Marseilles. Depue. Soda Springs. Have you ever visited a fertilizer plant? They are desolate, barren places where gypsum dust is inhaled…

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Naples, Florida. My hometown.

It isn’t really.  I wasn’t born in Naples, but I grew up there, even though I was in my twenties, married and had a child when I arrived.  Naples was where I grew into adulthood.  It’s where my kids were born and raised and where I called home for thirty…

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