The Zone

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The time is 3:00 AM, I am at my keyboard thinking. I listen to classic rock with earbuds. This is when my awake mind connects with my dreaming mind and what I think is poetry comes out of my fingers. This is when I write best. Hey, it’s my dream. While watching some rock opera videos to get my self …

How would you deal with this?

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I spend my share of time alone in the woods, but a few days a year, I share the experience with friends hunting whitetail in downstate N.Y.. Some of the guys have been taking the same trip for several years plus a decade without incident, bringing home venison and memories. This year’s experiences were in line with 2020. As usual …

Getting old, is in the observer

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Glass ankles, atrophying muscles, common sense: I have the drive to go into the wild; other forces over-rule, so I go, only so deep. At what age does an adventurer limit his or her adventures? Runners, boxers, gymnast and fashion models all must retire or at least limit their passion to teaching, once the passion of youth wanes along with …

Belief

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What you believe is not necessarily fact. What is fact? Fact is that 1+1 =2. No mathematician or scholar can argue that one fraction of truth. What is truth? Only fact is truth. The concept that, that statement is not arguable, is truth. One can only believe in truth or myth. So is the truth only digital, 0’s and 1s? …

The Better Bev Effect

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Prologue: The Thinning A virus passed from vermin consumed by the poor killed even the rich. The plague knew no class, no occupation, no age. Bodies thrown into mass graves owned no personal markers. Those in charge at the moment decisions were made were soon dead leaving piles of rotting corpses along the roadside waiting for highway workers to pick …

Biggest honor of my writing carreer.

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A few weeks ago we attended a jamboree for one of my wife’s relatives who is battling cancer. I donated a couple books for the Chinese auction. You buy tickets and put them in for a drawing. My wife’s niece’s daughter won one of my novels. Of course I signed both of them for the winners and then we went …

Going on a trip, you’re coming with me.

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Talk about a crossroads. Less than a month to go before the U.S. is led by a leader few really wanted. No matter who takes the prize or how he or she got there won’t matter. Our new leader will be hated by half the country and most of the world. You bet, things are going to change. I won’t …

My introduction to the world.

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When I conceived the theme of my novel, and the story developed, the idea of selling it never came to mind. I am at the stage where the creating process is nearing an end. My edits will be done this week.More than once I have been called an author. Other times I struggled to find even one friend who would call me a writer. What difference does it make? …

Acknowledgements

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Yesterday I worked on my Thank You page. Writing a novel is something you do by yourself, until you want to do it right. The help of others is essential if your story is to be marketable.Of course I thought of my father Bruce, who passed nearly three years ago. I thanked him for his artistic abilities. He taught me …

‘THE BEAVE HAS GIVEN UP!’

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This is what I’ve been hearing from my Alpha team at work. I’m sure they believe in me and know how hard I’ve been working, but they haven’t seen any revisions. I have talked to them, but have kept the revised versions secret. I took the advice of many while I changed much of the book. Chapters: 12,36,42,44 and 45 …