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We all have “to do” lists of tasks we either need or want to complete. I discovered long ago the tasks go easier and are more likely to get done if I think of the tasks as things I want to get done rather than things I have to do. I even say it that way. I rarely say, “I have to mow the lawn.” Typically it’s. “I want to mow the lawn.” It may sound like it’s a matter of words, but it’s more a state of mind.

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Moseby tongued his chaw to the other side of his mouth. He spat a river of juice before saying. “Welcome to the thirty-nine season, gents. That was just your first practice, and a small taste of what’s in store for you this year. You boys got a long way to go if we’re going to repeat as League Champions.”

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Creativity and imagination are essential tools for a writer. They’re the source of our stories, our characters, and plots. Imagination provides the answers to the constant “What ifs?” and “What’s next?”, and “What would this character do in this situation?”

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ost stories are more realistic if written from experience. The problem arises when you’re writing historical fiction and weren’t ¬¬there to experience the history. I’m currently writing a historical fiction novel involving the air war over Europe during the Second World War (1939-1945). I wasn’t alive at the time. Fortunately, one of the planes I’m writing about, a B-17 Flying Fortress, still

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In December I logged Corporate America’s next, regarding how the “Me, too” movement was going to catch up with corporate America, leading to lawsuits for sexual harassment.

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There were a million things I could blog about this month. There is so much going on in the world. Unfortunately, it is mostly negative, and I’m not in the mood. The high-school students protesting for gun control is admirable, but naïve. At least they put down the phones for a while. The part I found ironic is that while many are demanding gun control for their safety, a large number of teenagers are making threats to shoot-up their schools. Even if you control the guns, there’re other maniacs out there making bombs. People will murderer whether they have a gun or not. Two of the forty threats made on our local schools were made by students carrying knives. Whatever the threat, it’s still going to cost them twenty years in jail. Time to start penalizing irresponsible parents as well.

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The 2016 Presidential campaign was a difficult one for most Americans. The main problem stemmed from the candidates. It was a matter of deciding who the worse to direct a struggling America forward. It wasn’t a matter of choosing the best candidate, but who was the worst. The next problem stemmed from the media. They laughed that Trump was even running. How could Trump, a non-politician, possibly win? Trying to make Trump out as a joke was the media’s mistake.

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A half century following the terror of Russian ballistic missiles reaching the United States from Cuba we’re being spooked that a half-pint punk from North Korean will direct his Radio Shack missiles at Hawaii.

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