MY THOUGHTS ARE ON THE LOOSE…HERE THEY GO!

MY THOUGHTS ARE ON THE LOOSE…HERE THEY GO!

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I think I shall ramble a bit on today’s post.  I was sitting in my thinking chair for only a few moments this afternoon so it was hard to get a coherent thought stream flowing.  We’ve had rain every day for what seems months.  It doesn’t last long; sort of like having mini-monsoons coming and going continually throughout the day and night.  So the weather has kept me inside without my thinking…

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YO! SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS

YO! SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS

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Now that I consider myself a “seasoned” self-publisher (five books), I am growing more sensitive to the traditional publishing industry’s bias toward us DIYers.  I have my share of rejection letters, but no, I am not sour grapes.  I get it—there are a lot of us who can’t land an agent or publisher because the quality of our work doesn’t measure up to that of our traditionally published brethren.…

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MUST BE FALL…MR. GRUMPY’S HERE

MUST BE FALL…MR. GRUMPY’S HERE

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This is always my grumpy time of year.  Now right away some of my close acquaintances are saying they’ve never noticed any change in my demeanor since I am grumpy all year round.  But that is not the case.  I know I am grumpier in the last few months of the year because that’s when the big bills start rolling in.  And they just don’t come gently rotating so gracefully across the front lawn and…

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Day’s End on the Beach

Marco Island, FL

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I MADE A GROWING OLD CHART

I MADE A GROWING OLD CHART

cartoonMy father said it often and he could not have said it better or more succinctly.  He said:  “Growing Old Stinks.”   No, it is not particularly profound or insightful.  Yes, it is plainly put, simply stated and now that I can relate, probably the most accurate statement I can think of to describe what growing old is like.  True, there are some good moments, sort of, but growing old is a test for…

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TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, USE LESS WORDS!

Don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I’ve gotten back to writing postings that are lengthy—too lengthy.  You’d think I’d know better, but uh-ah. 

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TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT…WRITE LESS!

TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT…WRITE LESS!

Don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I’ve gotten back to writing postings that are lengthy—too lengthy.  You’d think I’d know better, but uh-ah.  You may find it hard to believe that I spent a gazillion years working in radio where I was taught to make my writing follow the rule 0f “3 B’s:” Brief, Bright and Brilliant!  Instead, lately it seems I’m stuck on the “3 D’s:” Decaying, Dreadful and Dull.  …

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WHEN YOU WRITE RIGHT IT FEELS JUST…RIGHT!

WHEN YOU WRITE RIGHT IT FEELS JUST…RIGHT!

So when something comes out the way you want it, you sorta wanna show it around and see if others agree and subsequently stuff your big fat, swelling ego.  As certainly not a surprise to anyone who frequents my blog, I have recently published my third children’s book, THE 11th YEAR OF CHRISTOPHER ARTHUR McDANIELS.  Now, when it comes to really really good writing, I have a loooong way to go…

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IT’S BEACHY KEEN…BUT GETTING THERE IS A BEACH!

IT’S BEACHY KEEN…BUT GETTING THERE IS A BEACH!

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Here is the paradox.  I love the beach.  I hate going there.  Let’s deal with one side at a time.  First, the love side of the beach.  If you love the beach, it’s probably for the same reasons I do:

  • The water, the waves, the distant horizon, the boats going by, the glistening surface…it’s all good.
  • To wonder what lies beneath, what’s on the other side and what would it be like to voyage it all…

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…TIME TO READY-UP!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…TIME TO READY-UP!

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Today has been particularly—as Winnie the Pooh would describe it—blustery!  And that has jarred me awake.  It’s that time again here in South Florida.  Time to tense up a little.  Time to get out the old checklist, even if it’s just a mental listing you keep in your head.  Yep, it’s time.  Hurricane season in these parts officially runs from May 30 to October 30, but folks here don’t pay much…

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