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Fripp Island, S.C. Vacation 2012

A trip to the beach is on the horizon again, and I realized that didn’t post photos from last year’s trip. What I look forward to the most is peaceful beauty of the island, Fripp Island, SC. This was sunrise … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Writer’s Critique

All writers face criticism eventually. Some of it is written, some oral. Some of it is presented positively, some harshly. But, I doubt anyone has seen a critique presently like this: What really happened isn’t that bad. My wife laid … Continue reading

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Beach Deer

In 2008, I visited Fripp Island, SC. When there, I get up at sunrise and walk the beach. It so peaceful. And sometimes, I get surprised. This morning, several deer wandered on the beach and played in the surf. I … Continue reading

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Completed! – Shifting Mars’ Sands Critique with Writers’ Group

Yesterday, I completed a chapter-by-chapter critique of my novel. The picture below shows the Loudoun County Writers’ Group’s critiques of Shifting Mars’ Sands as well as my edits in preparation for each meeting. You may notice the yellow sheets of … Continue reading

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Matty Herding Fripp Deer

Last October, we vacationed at Fripp Island, SC. We’ve vacationed here many times over the years and look forward to two weeks of rest and relaxation. A big part of vacation is walking on the island, oftentimes with our dog, … Continue reading

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This Blog’s Header

The photo atop the blog (and below, in case I change the blog’s photo) was taken by me. Its purpose is to promote the novel (Shifting Mars’ Sands) that I’m currently reviewing with a writers’ group. With any luck, in … Continue reading

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The Air and Space Museum (Dulles Airport Annex)

I recently visited the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport.  I try to visit every year or two.  It’s my favorite museum because of the content for sure and because it’s convenient.  For me, it’s about a 15 or … Continue reading

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Brightspot Caught In the Act

This is Brightspot caught in the act, trying to open the cupboard doors to steal treats.  He doesn’t care if he gets dogs treats or his own.  We’d heard suspicious sounds of the cupboard beforehand, which is why the wooden … Continue reading

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