Monthly Archives: July 2015

Time to Lower the Flag

My family moved to the Deep South in the summer of 1968 when I was ten years old from “up North,” which even today, includes pretty much everywhere, except the South. My father, climbing the corporate ladder in the go-go … Continue reading

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Attention to Detail

It was a predawn Friday morning and Grant was finishing up a two weeks long sales trip. It was a lengthy time to be away from home, but he was opening up a new territory and he knew that always … Continue reading

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Unfriended

Bill’s neighbor Grady posted nearly every aspect of his exciting life on Facebook. One Saturday afternoon after seeing a post of Grady and his wife Sylvia lounging poolside with an ocean view from some far off exotic locale, Bill sent … Continue reading

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The Long Night

It was a long, tortuous night; filled with dreams, nightmares, tossing and turning, and sounds …those horrible sounds! All night long, dogs growling, lions roaring, -and bellowing traffic like a freight train rumbling through the room. It was a constant … Continue reading

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From Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” … Continue reading

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Cutting the Cord

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” -Howard Beale, the 1976 movie Network I’m no Howard Beale, but my cable/internet/phone bill was irritating. I was spending over $220.00 per month on a phone I … Continue reading

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The Short Story

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel … Continue reading

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