Monthly Archives: July 2009

An Indelible Mark

A couple days ago I used a quote from the movie Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont about destiny. That movie has stuck with me for a few days now. I keep looking to see when it will replay so that … Continue reading

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The Waffle House Universe

When I first started working on my first novel and getting serious about writing I would jot down notes whenever I noticed something interesting or had an idea. I did this at bars, school, coffee houses, etc. One place that … Continue reading

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Just a thought about Destiny

People who know me well, know that I have a strong belief in destiny, fate, or sovereignty; whichever word you choose to use. I believe there is no such things as accidents or coincidences, and that things happen in our … Continue reading

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Book to Movie Question

Yesterday my friend Mark and I set out on a bike (motorcycle) trip to Olathe Kansas. In two days we have put 550 miles on our bikes. I am looking forward to spending time with some friends I went to … Continue reading

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In Memory of Frank McCourt

On Sunday, July 19, 2009, author Frank McCourt passed away at the age of 78. His memoir Angela’s Ashes was the first memoir I ever read. I fell in love with him as a writer as I read Angela’s Ashes. … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth – Random Thought

I am sitting on the 2nd row pew in the small funeral parlor chapel. The organist with her beehive hair and three layers of make-up is pounding out a version of When We All Get To Heaven, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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When I Gave It Some Serious Thought

As a boy I would talk to myself whenever I felt alone or bored. I would imagine different characters, a setting, plot, and a conflict. Then I would begin to imagine the actions that moved the plot forward. It was … Continue reading

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