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Rest in Peace, Dialup Dad

They never did anything on their own unless the other person was included.

Shortly after my 70th birthday, I began my math quest

Post Title: It’s Not Too Late to Learn Post Date: October 8, 2014 Eight months ago, shortly after my 70th birthday, I began my quest to conquer calculus. I justified my interest in higher-level math ...

Benjamin Franklin's example

Post Title: What if Benjamin Franklin were alive today? How would his 12 virtues apply to a modern-day setting? Post Date: December 11, 2012 Many historians and biographers have written extensively about Franklin and his ...

Change your mind

Beware, the negative bias

Post Title: Change your thoughts; change your life Post Date: September 5, 2014 Attitude and behaviors are two things that can determine success or failure, both are influenced by memories. According to Dr. Norman Doidge, ...

Vegan in the steakhouse

Post Title: Getting Vegan Stuffed at Donovan’s Chop House in La Jolla Post Date: December 4, 2014 Yes, I am going to be posting a lot about vegan dining at steak houses. Of course vegans ...

Vegan forager on the loose

The world needs this vegan friendliness blog.

The black woman’s fall from grace

The cornerstone of our humanity is the black woman.

KKK adopts a highway

Beware the wrath of the cusped moon

Post Title: KKK Post Date: January 5, 2014 Driving country roads in the Ozarks, maybe the late ’80s. We took notice of a sign crediting the KKK for maintaining the next two miles in a ...

How to avoid the literary elephant in the room

Create an elephant metaphor

Post Title: Find the hook Post Date: December 4, 2014 How do writers discover the hook that snags readers? Rather than hammer with the obvious, a nudge will do. Probe the intensity of sunset avoiding ...

No girl sets out to die

November Butterfly, my first poetry collection

November Butterfly (my first poetry collection) comes out in 30 days! I’m anxious, nervous, and excited. Inadvertently, over the past seven years, as I wrote the poems that would become November Butterfly, I left a ...