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YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK . . .

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy broke out of the pack in the 1980’s with the comic schtick “You might be a redneck. . . .”  It got people’s attention (and drilled down into that little piece of yokel that is in all … Continue reading

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FOUL RAG AND BONE

When we grow old we can sometimes take comfort in literature, in the lyrical treatment of our dotage.  Unless of course we choose to read the poetry of William Butler Yeats who seemed determined to lay bare the worst of … Continue reading

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TEXAS LOVE LETTERS

In March, Texas Monthly offered up a series of articles they tagged as “love letters” from Texans to their home state.  My favorites were the musings on childhood experiences in a state that has a wide variety of environs.

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WRITERLY ADVICE

In preparing to speak at a Writer’s Conference this past month, I was reminded of my own writing history and the wisdom I could share with others.  So I am relying on friends and followers to pass along this blog … Continue reading

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FUTZING WITH FINANCIALS

A growing political and legal scandal is whether real estate developer (and now President) Donald Trump may have illegally altered his financial statements and whether that is a big deal.  For those of you who do not believe this is … Continue reading

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MAN ON FIRE

PBS’ Independent Lens series of Indy short-films is among the best TV offerings available in terms of great theater and moving social commentary.  Making the rounds now is a film called Man on Fire, that captures the life and death … Continue reading

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PROFESSOR LEGUIZAMO

John Leguizamo is a comedian and actor who has been entertaining people for years – and making them terribly uncomfortable about their hidden biases – all at the same time.  His “Latin History for Morons” is probably his masterpiece to … Continue reading

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