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My very own 25-ton wood splitter

LATE WINTER of 2018-19 was a terrorist with an atomic weapon. Fifty inches of new snow, six weeks of continuous sub-zero temperatures – some days as low as -40 Fahrenheit, ice-coated driveways, 30-40 mile-per-hour winds that snapped brittle-frozen limbs from … Continue reading

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April awakes the Chimera

April awakes the Chimera This will be the year of our redemption, we tell ourselves. We do not speak that hope aloud, give voice to the fantasy that we can regain the heat and hunger of younger days. Pipe dreams … Continue reading

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Mud and buzzards

Two sure signs of spring greeted us on this morning’s walk around the farm: mud and buzzards. The mud is the product of a wettest-ever autumn, much winter snow accumulation, hard-frozen ground, and the torrents of water that flowed across … Continue reading

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Cocoa

  Cocoa Climb into the boat dripping wet and shake off, hand him a mangled duck covered in marsh mud, and he gives you half his braunschweiger sandwich, treats you like a gift from the Celtic god Nodens. But come … Continue reading

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Clean slate

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Author readings for ‘The Executioner’s Face’

  THREE INDEPENDENT book stores will host author reading events for my latest novel, The Executioner’s Face. I invite my readers to attend one of these events. Copies of the book will be on sale at each venue, but there … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Createspace

Rest In Peace, Createspace TURN ON THE CLUBHOUSE reading lamp. Adjust it just-so and light up the dozens of books in the old rough-cut oaken bookcase. On the third shelf, far right, you may see my eight books: three novels, … Continue reading

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