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Tips for a Young Author

A young author recently asked what tips I might have for him as he takes aim on his future with writing playing a significant role in his plans.  Here's what I told him:    Thanks for asking...

NCFCA Speech Judge 2021 Finals

Whenever I can, I agree to work with students competing in NCFCA speech competition (there's a debate wing but I'd rather they win, so I steer clear). This year I agreed to serve as a judge for...

They’re Part of the Race

Given the choice between rough and easy, I'll nearly always choose easy.  That's one reason you'll not find me at obstacle courses on the weekends.  I prefer smooth, level, and predictable, driven...

New program: “Wordsmith”

Let me guess. Your pharmacist doesn't work for you full time. Am I right? Me either. She's excellent. I'm not looking for anyone else. How about your mechanic? I could never afford him full-time....

Transcend: My One Word for 2021

It usually doesn't take me most of January to arrive at My One Word for the year, but it did this year. While the first three months of 2020 carried promise, the last nine replaced optimism with...

Of Bells and Griddles

  From my book Influenced! Yet to be released.     Telling a compelling story can help people reach a desired result. First learned from college conductor, Robert Sulahian, I used...

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men

I'm remembering fondly today the country church Christmas programs we had (hate to say it, but) 50 years ago. . . Shy youngins barely able to whisper lines they drove Dad 'n Mom crazy with just last...

Influenced at Twenty-one. Still Grateful

Emotions sometimes sneak up behind me when I'm writing.  It happened again this week. Writing the junk-draft of a chapter in my book Influenced! (Everything I write begins in junk-draft mode.)  I...

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