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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.

Monday, August 13

Olympics Close

The London Olympics are over and we’re having withdrawal symptoms. Next stop Rio. I hope I make it another four years. Looking back on these games, despite my reservations about the opening ceremonies (reservations apparently not shared by most of the other viewers), these games were the best I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a bunch. London and all you people of the UK should be very proud of what a show you put on. The security forces we were all so afraid might be needed were totally inconspicuous. London was beautiful. All the venues for the various events were beautiful. The weather was untypically beautiful. All the participants were beautiful—friendly, well-spoken, gracious in defeat as well as victory, open-minded across divisive national boundaries. My only wish is that the media would stop reporting the medal count by nation. No nation needs to rub it in to the other, less medaling nations. Maybe in four years they’ll stop doing it for the Rio Games.

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