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Adult Truth #15

“I think the freezer deserves a light as well.”Why not? Illumination certainly would make finding that long forgotten frozen bagged hunk of round steak you placed in there eight months ago an easier task. This is one of those questions that nobody has taken the time to answer.How does this truth relate to writing? Again, you'll have to stretch your imagination a bit, and use your creativity. When I read this I thought of…See More
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Food for Thought - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse6075 Mills Civic ParkwayWest Des Moines, IA 50266Phone: 515-333-5665 Fax: 515-309-33596800 Fleur Dr.Des Moines, IA 50321Phone: 515-287-0847 Fax: 515-287-0850….........................................Today we find Lori Campisi back home after a Friday night out after a long, tedious case. She is speaking through her encoded video conferencing software to her contact back in…See More
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Chapters - II

“It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often need to buy things during 'siesta' time-this should be banned.”I'm sure if the person had spoken to the mayor, he would have made a new law right then and there. Sheesh!***This brings up the topic of schedules. Since the move back in October, '13 to a bigger city (well, a suburb of a metropolitan area) and a new job, my schedule has…See More
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Determination

This is along the lines of perseverance but I think where perseverance tends to lean toward trying and not giving up, determination comes before.If you persevere for something, you are going to try and try, overcome whatever obstacle in your path. Tagging along with this can be a determination-al mindset that you are determined-dedicated-to reach your goal.However, I view determination as riding higher than…See More
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Toys

There are times that I don't enjoy being an adult. Sometimes I want to be a child again.I get this feeling whenever I read a book with a child in it playing with a toy.See, that's the key word. Toy. Sometimes, I don't like the word. It brings back an aching nostalgia. Two years away from being fifty, I miss my childhood toys. My bunny, play pistols, Tonka toys, trucks and cars, rocket ships, puzzles, games. Okay, I gave…See More
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Research Rejection, Part III

I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:David Schlosser: I once wrote a scene in…See More
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Research Rejection, Part II

My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact information and I think…See More
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About Me:
I'm a Fifth Degree Black belt in taekwondo. I have my own martial arts club. I am the author of two ebooks being published by Echelon Press. I am also an editor as well as the Marketing Director for Short stories
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Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Doctor Who, S. King, H.P. Lovecraft, Lee Child, Janet Evanovitch, many others
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CSI, Castle, Law and Order, wrestling

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Adult Truth #15

#15I think the freezer deserves a light as well.”

Why not? Illumination certainly would make finding that long forgotten frozen bagged hunk of round steak you placed in there eight months ago an easier task. This is one of those questions that nobody has taken the time to answer.

How does this truth relate to writing? Again, you'll have to…

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Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:45am

Food for Thought - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

6075 Mills Civic Parkway

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Phone: 515-333-5665 Fax: 515-309-3359

6800 Fleur Dr.

Des Moines, IA 50321

Phone: 515-287-0847 Fax: 515-287-0850

….........................................

Today we find Lori Campisi back home after a Friday night out after a…

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Posted on December 12, 2014 at 4:49pm

Chapters - II

C02It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often need to buy things during 'siesta' time-this should be banned.”

I'm sure if the person had spoken to the mayor, he would have made a new law right then and there. Sheesh!

***

This brings up the topic of schedules. Since the move back in October, '13 to a bigger city (well, a suburb of a…

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Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:46pm

Determination

Determination This is along the lines of perseverance but I think where perseverance tends to lean toward trying and not giving up, determination comes before.

If you persevere for something, you are going to try and try, overcome whatever obstacle in your path. Tagging along with this can be a determination-al mindset that you are determined-dedicated-to reach your goal.

However, I view…

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Posted on November 29, 2014 at 12:33pm

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At 9:45am on September 7, 2014, Rick Taylor said…
Thanks for the add!
At 5:16am on January 13, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

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At 3:54am on November 14, 2010, Richard M. Rolfsness said…
Glad to have another friend looks like you like martial marts to.
At 11:40pm on November 6, 2010, Margot Justes said…
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for the friendship.
Margot
www.mjustes.com
 
 
 

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