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Christmas Cheer–Part Four

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” ~Ogden Nash For most children, Christmas morning is the most magical part of the most magical time of the year. But … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part One

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.” ~Delo McKown “They’re gone,” Mrs. Binderburg said. She set a plate of cookies on the kitchen table and lowered herself into a straight-backed chair. She stared at the cookies for a time, … Continue reading

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Damn the skeletons! Open the closet.

One might be tempted to think that only readers find surprises in a memoir. But if the writer incorporates some genealogical research, he or she is just as likely to stumble onto little-known, if not completely forgotten, family lore. I’d be … Continue reading

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Just focus, right? Oy.

I’m supposed to be doing a series of blog posts about memoir writing. All I have to do is dole out insightful, inspiring, useful, and easy-to-adapt advice on the tricky art of telling one’s very own story. Easy-peasy, right? Sure. … Continue reading

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Christmas at Easter?

Talk about coincidence… Here it is, Easter, and I discover that my short story collection, Christmas Beyond the Box has just been released as an audiobook! I could not be more excited. Production began right at the first of the … Continue reading

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