Category Archives: Just Writing

Keep Digging

This is a schematic of the coal mine located on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.  It’s the Enlow Fork Mine. Here is a video of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. touring the mine. I toured this mine once, like Dale, Jr. did.  It was … Continue reading

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Buy the Book!

The book is out.  The talk is done (merci, bon Dieu!)  The roaster is clean (finally) and I have no more things to say in the passive voice. Now go…buy the book.

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The Jewelry Bag Explosion

On Friday, I went to a photo shoot.  Not for myself, but for this Sunday’s “Easter Bonnet” article. My friend Gail offered her hat collection as props for my Sun Journal story.  Gail loves hats, she wears hats, and she … Continue reading

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Great on Their Shoulders

It is fun to occasionally talk and write about yourself in the third person.  As a literary technique, it has its merits.  The Charles Dickens Dombey and Son character, Major Bagstock, pompously talked about himself in the third person.   Often. … Continue reading

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Talking out of My Hat

As predicted in last week’s blog, I got my Dickens copy to the Sun Journal editor on time.  It ran almost as delivered, with just a few editorial improvements.  The finished piece was artfully embellished by senior designer Heather McCarthy’s … Continue reading

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Symbols in Stone

The main portal of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine consists of two side by side doors.  Above is the tympanum, composed of a relief sculpture in limestone.  The sculpture represents a vision of Saint Dominic, … Continue reading

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The Wrecking Ball of Time

I’ve been writing a year-long series about the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine.  It has been a time-consuming project and I’ve undertaken it in addition to my full-time work at an “intellectual sweatshop.”  I did also … Continue reading

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