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Match Play is a golf/suspense novel. Dust of Autumn is a bloody one set in upstate New York. Prairie View is set in South Dakota, with a final scene atop Rattlesnake Butte. Life in the Arbor is a children's book about Rollie Rabbit and his friends (on about a fourth grade level). The Black Widow involves an elaborate extortion scheme. Doggy-Dog World is my memoir. And ES3 is a description of my method for examining English sentence structure.
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My newest novel, Happy Valley, can be found here.

Wednesday, December 21

Internet News

A recent article suggests that newspapers as we’ve forever known them will soon be a thing of the past. Just too expensive to compete with the cyber world. The article said probably within five years. With the ever increasing rate of Internet use, I think it’s more likely to be within two years. The article thought only four newspapers in hard copy would survive, at least for a few years after the demise of all others: USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Maybe even sooner, we’ll see the end of most hard copy magazines, with only Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated surviving for a few years beyond. I read a variety of articles on the Internet, but it still requires squinting at the screen, being there in front of the screen. I would miss being able to hold the paper or magazine in my hands, being able to carry it with me. But with the advent of really smart phones and ever smaller and lightweight computers and tablets, I guess my complaints wouldn’t be valid. Just another step away from the world of information I grew up with. Newspapers, magazines, and hard copy books will soon be a thing of the past. How sad. How exciting. On the positive side, just think of all the trees that won’t be cut down.

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