Thinking and Thoughts, Writing

The Challenge of Writing

  “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” —Larry L. King, “I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.” —Tom Clancy   The last three months have brought new…

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Adventure, Life Lessons

Don’t Drink and Fly

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, where it seems like you are confronted by a challenge at every turn! No matter how hard you try, nothing works. I had such a day back in July of 1981. It’s funny to talk about now, but when it happened, it wasn’t so funny at that moment. This story…

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Adventure, Life Lessons, Thinking and Thoughts

Freedom to Choose

In my latest memoir, I wrote about a memory I had of my grandfather who fled his homeland of Hungary. This piece is a tribute to honor him. I’ve been writing for fourteen months now, mainly collaborating with my favorite literary blog, “Two Drops of Ink.” I’m enjoying the friendships I have made there. I would never have imagined any of this coming to…

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Thinking and Thoughts, Writing

One Year Ago

“I will prepare, and someday my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln   One year ago, I decided to start a blog. I wanted to challenge myself  to learn a new skill. I’m happy to report I have a few published stories under my belt. What have I learned along the way about writing? Well, writing is challenging but satisfying.…

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Life Lessons, Writing

The Story: My Marlin .30-.30 Rifle

  I recently completed writing a three-part story about a regrettable action I planned to carry out at age fifteen. I convinced myself my action was justified. The framework behind this story idea was to go deep and retrieve old buried memories tucked away in the farthest darkest part of my mind. With the help of my sister. We were…

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Writing

Falls Comfort: Grace gave me a second chance

I decided to enter a memoir Challenge Two drops of Ink initiated. Three images were offered to prompt a thought of an occurrence within your life time. I chose image three. It reminded me of beautiful fall days I had experienced in my native home state of Michigan and a time when I met somebody very special. I provided a…

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