Monthly Archives: November 2013


With Thanksgiving approaching Thursday, I’m lucky to be alive, so I’m giving thanks for my friends and family. My wife is working hard at her job as a first-year school teacher, putting in crazy hours, often working seven days a … Continue reading

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On Discipline

As a writer it is vital to receive criticism. This is never easy. Words sting. Especially the right ones. I’m sharing my current novel, a story of gold mining in the 1890s in Eastern Oregon, with friends, and am biting … Continue reading

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A Tribute to my Father-in-law

I went on vacation with my wife this last weekend to her parent’s house where she grew up. They live out in the country. We went there because my father-in-law needed some help putting up his horse shed. He’d been … Continue reading

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