I Don’t Take Pictures of Sunsets

I don’t take pictures of sunsets. I’m blessed to live where I do. To the west of me there is not a single building that obscures my view of the sunset. Every twilight I have the entire sky all to myself. I don’t have to share it with anyone. I love my sunsets. Every evening […]


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Traveling by Road

America prides itself in being a nation of individuals. Individual people, individual ideals, and individual rights. One of the concepts that primarily American to my understanding, is the idea of a roadtrip. We Americans probably love cars more than any other nation, and more than that, we love our cars, which is an entirely different […]

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How to Care for a Bookstore

All the bookstores I’ve loved are gone. I live in a small town surrounded by small towns. The businesses that survive are stores that sell what you need to survive as an animal organism. Bookstores don’t last long. Garage sales and secondhand stores are the only way to locally buy books. Thank heaven for the […]

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Why I Still Write

Something recently happened to me that I hope will never happen to you. It was a writer’s worst possible nightmare. I met someone who’s a better writer than I am. I see a writer as one of two kinds of people: An otherwise ordinary man who enjoys writing and always tries very hard to get […]

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Underestimate Me, Please

Chess is an unusual game. Supposed as the most thorough test of a person’s mind and logical skills, people play chess with few pieces, fewer actions, and a board. Really, chess tests not whether a person has a logical mind, but only whether a person is trained to play chess. Yes, it requires a logical […]

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