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Finding Fidelity—Demolition man

Just as spring arrived none-too-soon, Brandon and I were putting the kitchen back together and restoring the powder room to functional status. Everyone was thankful for the simple luxury of no longer having to run upstairs (or outside) to pee or eat. By the time summer was patiently waiting backstage, we managed to wrap up […]

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Finding Fidelity, the emails

As Drew simulated an earthquake causing some of the trains to derail and dangle over the edge of the stage, I mean cliff, I selected the first catastrophe in my inbox to tackle. This morning, it was scheduling a lunch with the sales dude from our main ECM software vendor. I always found these charades […]

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Lipstick Sunset – The Redux

If I lay here forever, this can’t end, she thought, in vain.  If I never give up this room, it will be mine, forever.  She pulled the covers over her face.  If I stay here, who will miss me?  But he’d have to stay with me…  The thought scored her heart. She felt like she was bleeding […]

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The Dance

It’s weird. It’s surprising. It’s nearly paradoxical. But there is a whole heap of fear and loathing among writers about the act of writing. As creative writing instructor Larry Donner says in the epic Throw Mama From the Train, Remember, a writer writes, always. This seems so evident as to be absurd, and yet it […]

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