Monthly Archives: June 2011

Choice at the End

“How we deal with death as at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn’t you say?” — Admiral James T. Kirk * There’s an interesting debate going on right now.  Well, “right now” is probably an incorrect … Continue reading

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When to Call it Quits

Yesterday, I laid to rest my current writing project. It was, in its way, simultaneously the hardest and easiest thing I’ve done and, for me, was not unlike having to put down a beloved pet.  You know in your heart … Continue reading

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They Walk Among Us

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am not a  religious person.  Deeply spiritual, yes, but not particularly religious.  I won’t get into my particular beliefs because I don’t need the argumentative mail such remarks can … Continue reading

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Leaving Your Mark on the World

Last blog, I wrote about the death of Rebecca Jeanne Gore, a nineteen year old woman I recently met.  The weekend I met Becca things were pretty hectic, so while I got a chance to talk with her a little … Continue reading

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Spitting Nails

I am ANGRY. I just received word that a young woman I know, Rebecca Gore, has died in a one-car crash.  A tire blew, flipping her truck and ejecting her from the vehicle.  Becca was 19, a college student interested … Continue reading

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Diary of a Storyteller: How it Begins

Weathercock is the offspring of a ménage a toi between a two-person role-playing event (what, as children, we called “playing pretend”), a 1980’s era liquor billboard advertisement, and a song by Jethro Tull. Being a writer from a very young … Continue reading

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