Monthly Archives: September 2011

Beau, a poem by Jimmy Stewart

Beau was a dog Jimmy Stewart and his wife Gloria got as a companion for their other dog, Simba (who they referred to as “the Old One”). Beau was wild, but the Stewarts loved him, “perhaps because after he had torn … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of It

My dad was the director of the telecommunications division of the State Commission on Cable Television from 1973 until his death in 1991. Before that, he was the chief engineer of radio station WVOS in Liberty, NY, and held a … Continue reading

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Author Quote: Henry David Thoreau

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

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Writing-Time Time-Wasters!

One of the more frustrating aspects of being a writer is finding time to write. If you are working towards publication, or your first book is in production and you are working on book number two (the latter being the happy … Continue reading

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“Writers Write. Always.”

Remember this line? Throw Mama From the Train, 1987.  Larry Donner (played by Billy Crystal), is a professor of creative writing who closes each of his classes with these words: “Remember: writers write.” And his students respond: “Always.” But Larry, an … Continue reading

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