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, 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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Thinking and Thoughts

What is going on?

Never in my wildest dreams nor my lifetime of 56 years have I ever seen what has happened during this election cycle. There is such a compelling story that has emerged from the shadows of our country. You have to ask yourself, “what is going on?” Here we see such an incredible journey to the most powerful position in our…

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Thinking and Thoughts

You are Profoundly Missed Pops

 My wife Maryann and Pops   In memory of John Gyorki, born January 18th, 1936 in Paks, Hungary. He led an extraordinary life full of unimaginable journey’s; full of real life stories of survival. He fled his homeland in 1956 to escape the grip of communism, so that he could establish a life of freedom, in the United States of…

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