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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.
In case anyone is interested in any of my past posts, an archive list can be found at the bottom of this page.
My newest novel, Happy Valley, can be found here.

Wednesday, March 21

T-Shirt Wisdom

I’ve been writing on this blog for more than two years, almost 500 posts. I’ve written about national news, pet peeves, television shows, movies, cat behavior, and sports (mostly golf and Tiger). And I think I’m running out of things to say. I began my sixth novel three years ago and then abandoned it because of writer’s block and this blog, but I think I should now get back to it. And I could keep track of my progress here, a summation of each day’s progress. Any blog readers might not be interested in such, but as I said, I’m running out of interesting ideas. The main character of Happy Valley is an aging retired English teacher (You know the old writer’s advice: write about what you know.) who is trying to write a children’s novel about two desert elves named Saffron and Joshua and their companions Smoke and Cree. I could concentrate on the progress of that effort. Meanwhile, how about some T-shirt wisdom.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Hyperbole is the greatest thing ever! Onomatopoeia is a blast.

The most abundant elements on earth are oxygen and stupidity.

Quondo Omni Flunkus Mortati (When all else fails, play dead.)

I became a teacher for the money. The power and fame were just a bonus.

If it moves, it’s biology. If it stinks, it’s chemistry. If it doesn’t work, it’s physics.

Always remember, you are unique, just like everyone else.

She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going . . . but she was on her way.

I cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from passing over my head, but I can keep them from building a nest in my hair.

Being a good writer is 5% talent and 95% not being distracted by the internet.

My train of thought just derailed. There are no survivors.

Copy from one, it’s plagiarism. Copy from many, it’s research.

If you long for your youth, remember the fun of calculus class.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life, music and cats.


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