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What do you call a Girl Scout story with no Girl Scouts?

February 24, 2014
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What do you call a Girl Scout story with no Girl Scouts?

Okay, so this YA “Girl Scout” novella I’ve been working on is almost ready to go, and it has no Girl Scouts in it. (That’s for legal purposes. This organization is my own invention, and…

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Former Olympic Events Leave Fans … Confused

February 20, 2014
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Former Olympic Events Leave Fans … Confused

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I won’t dwell on the problems with getting the Sochi Winter Olympics ready in Russia, mostly because I dwelled on those last week. Instead, let’s look at some past Olympic…

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A Valentine Message, Or Else

February 14, 2014
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A Valentine Message, Or Else

I’m going to tell you a secret: A secret that will seem stunning, coming from a man who writes romance novels: I’m not romantic. At all. This comes as no surprise to my wife, I’m…

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Deconstructing the Sochi Olympics

February 12, 2014
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Deconstructing the Sochi Olympics

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I kept hearing about some disaster that was going to happen in a place called Sochi this winter. Something about gay terrorists with torches attacking bad hotels during a heat…

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Forget Pot: Ban Potholes

February 5, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Did you hear about the pothole that swallowed Cleveland? It spit the city back out. Thought it didn’t have good taste. Actually, a few years ago I wrote a story…

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It’s So Cold …

January 30, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   You’d think this weather would be perfect for “it’s so cold” jokes. You know: It’s so cold I saw a dog frozen to a hydrant. That’s an old one –…

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Murphy Proves Winter Prediction

January 24, 2014
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Murphy Proves Winter Prediction

    SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK                 Well, it didn’t work this time. My system didn’t work, and as a result, the Blizzard of ’14 was all my fault.                 I…

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Maybe notorious isn’t what I’m hoping for

January 22, 2014
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            Whiskey Creek Press has set the release of my novel The Notorious Ian Grant for October, 2014.  In the tradition of red tape everywhere, I spent about two hours filling out the Title Information…

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A Night At The Opera House

January 16, 2014
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A Night At The Opera House

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Years ago I shopped at a place called Excel Home Furnishings on the north  side of the Noble County Courthouse square. (I didn’t actually buy anything; I was still young…

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New Year’s Writin’ Eve

January 11, 2014
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I wondered about the best way to start the New Year. I rarely drink, and had no desire to see Miley Cyrus’ Epiglottis on New Years Rockin’ Eve. What I do want in 2014 is…

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