Tag Archives: Virginia

Delphinium – with care, blooms twice

Sticking to their word, Delphinium blooms again. The lovely editors at REaDLips have promised to give some of the proceeds of Delphinium’s Summer Issue 2017 (and going into the future) to literacy programs.  I’m beginning to appreciate Delphinium and those … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Writing Style

A prompt in a writing group to think about style inspired me to consider the evolution of my own writing style. Writing evolves, grows, hopefully gets better, with all we learn and experience in life.  But style is something a … Continue reading

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Random facts stalkers don’t know…

I grew up in a tough neighborhood. (don’t stereotype me) I was in a band. (for about 5 minutes) I was in a few movies. (another 5 minutes) I wrote my first “novel”at the age of 11. (an angst ridden … Continue reading

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Four Fast Facts about Edgar Allan Poe (that I bet you didn’t know)

Edgar Allan Poe’s most productive writing period was while he was married to Virginia Clemm Poe. (31 Stories written and published) Poe didn’t drink as much as he was rumoured to drink. One visitor to his home, William Gowans wrote:“During … Continue reading

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Dad Shining – PUBLISHED!

My fictional story, “Dad Shining”, was published by the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal! ( It came out with the March 29th Edition. ) ” Through the blue hills and green mountains of West Virginia, there’s a cemetery with my name … Continue reading

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A Nerd-cation (or a Poe-cation)

A nerdcation, if not obvious, is a trip that some people might consider pedestrian, strange, boring. I took such a trip this winter, and I found the trip quite the opposite.  Perhaps, it’s because the recipe that is me includes … Continue reading

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