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Gone to the Edge

Anyone who knows me knows I register a solid minus 5 on the Enlightenment Scale. Lemons are sour (so are grapes). Four ounces means the cup is half empty. My Christmas wreath boasts a lazy-ass Garfield with a dove of … Continue reading

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Time

This poem is still under construction, but I’m stuck for a new blog topic! Bear with me, and behold the person who swore NEVER to put something “in progress” out there! TIME Time was, you couldn’t wait to hear my … Continue reading

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Cowardice

Evidently, I’m on a poetry jag for a few days. I ran across a whole file of poems that I’d forgotten about, and this one decided to grab me by the neck. It’s called “Cowardice.” Cowardice I remember how it … Continue reading

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ELIXIR

When I wrote this some years back, one of the guys who came to my coffeehouse (CAMS) and heard me recite it thought this was a really good piece of work … and very sensual. So, let’s go for Sensual … Continue reading

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TV Tribulations: In Memory of Barbara Ponce

This morning, I’ll pack up my iPad with its built-in camera and drive the whole five blocks (Florida is hot, sticky, and humid this time of year) to the Pinellas Park Public Library. SORRY! It’s now the Barbara S. Ponce … Continue reading

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SCARE U: The Textbook

If you’re looking for a guide to lead you through the twists and turns of creepdom, you can’t find a better one than LeAnn Brian McCann’s book, “Halloween for Big Kids: A Haunt it Yourself Guide.” LeAnn has been scaring … Continue reading

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M’lady’s Champions and their Chargers

When’s the last time you attended a really good joust? Here in Florida, where the weather affords almost year-around comfort, outdoor festivals abound, and we have our fair share of Renaissance and Medieval festivals. These re-enactments happen in 29 states, … Continue reading

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DAY 3 2012 Replacing the Last Minute

I have to confess that I live my life on the ragged edge of disaster. I know, I know. I’m a writer, and I spend my days plunking placidly away at my keyboard. I’m a cheerleader for the Pinellas Park/Gateway … Continue reading

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“GO TO ELF!” changes couple’s lives

“ELF” Rescues 32-year marriage Florida Author Helps Couple Renew Vows Spiritual advisor Lauren McLaughlin, author of  “GO TO ELF!”  will tell you there are no “coincidences,” just happenings that the Eternal Life Force (“ELF”) uses to get our attention. Sandy … Continue reading

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Toes Go In First

Three weeks since The BillieGram’s maiden voyage, and so far no fallout. Having leapt with wild abandon into Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn, I’ve backed off a little and am now dipping my toes in to test the waters more sensibly. … Continue reading

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