Category Archives: being a writer

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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“A Writer Who is Catholic”

My #3 daughter has some of my qualities, and attitudes. About four years back now, she vented frustration about writers, faith, and assumptions. She wasn’t nearly as loud as I’ve often been during ‘vents.’ When folks learned she’s a writer, … Continue reading

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A Different “Friday” Post

I had about half of the planned “Friday” post done, when I noticed a news item about pesticides in some American city water. That got my attention, so did what the scientists said. By the time I stopped writing ‘a … Continue reading

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The Past: What We Know, What We Don’t

I was writing about cancer and medical knowledge we’ve accumulated over the last few millennia, when I realized that I’d gotten more off-topic than usual. For me, that’s saying something. When I catch myself rambling I’ve got options. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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