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world cup semifinals notes

The semifinals in this World Cup pretty much reflected what most American sports fans know and think about the Beautiful Game.  They know it is gritty yet slow paced, with a lot of action and not a lot of scoring, … Continue reading

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how to make fake cinnamon rolls. hint: the cinnamon is not fake.

If you sometimes get a craving for big, sticky, yeasty cinnamon rolls, the kind with the white vanilla frosting all over them, and you also happen to have someone in your household who likes that dreadful King’s Hawaiian Bread, there … Continue reading

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beyond love and hate: four letter words for hand tattoos

An aging punk character is floating around the edges of a prose story I am writing, and while the Mohawk and at least some of the piercings have been left in his past, the tattoos remain.  To me the tattoo-iest … Continue reading

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world cup notes

On this, the rest day between the end of the group competitions and the beginning of the knockout round, here are just a few of the notes I’ve been making as I watch the (“association football”) World Cup.  Sportscasters say … Continue reading

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uniform bravo is for useful blog

Over the last few days, I’ve come across half a dozen stories, both fiction and non fiction, that turned on the reader having at least a basic understanding of the NATO phonetic alphabet.  That’s the full name of the “Alfa, … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama epilog

(Or “epilogue”, if you prefer.  I can never decide how brutal I want to be with the modern spellings on words in this family.) The research I’ve been doing for this week’s Mold-A-Rama posts offer evidence that the gorilla sculpture … Continue reading

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dual rants (photography, large corporations, and the use of language)

It’s two, two, two rants in one! a) I was, as I so often am, shopping at the local big box store (this would be the one with the logo featuring concentric circles)  and the friend I was shopping with … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 1– words and a story idea

OK. Here we go. First of all, thank you for all the wonderful words. My own word, which I learned yesterday, is ponding. That’s what happens when a lot of snow melts quickly, before the ground underneath it thaws, leaving … Continue reading

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words, words, words– minicomic weekend coming tomorrow

Several people have sent some wonderful words, by post and by reply, and if you have not done so yet, there is still time!  I will collect the words for my story sometime tomorrow afternoon, say 2 or 3 pm … Continue reading

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mushawasing: a new story on “read a comic”

Go down to The Woods at night.  Down by the creek, without even a flashlight, you may see something … mysterious.  And maybe it will change your whole life. Even if it doesn’t, it makes a rather sweet but slightly … Continue reading

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