Why I Gave Up Golf

I was five or six the first time my father took me golfing, at the Kendrick Municipal Golf Course...

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The Writing Life

Today I have a public service announcement for all you wonderful friends, and it’s about this...

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Costly Errors

About fifteen years ago, I made what turned out to be a costly error in judgement. Harpercollins...

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Bleak Tuesday

A few months ago, a friend of mine said something wise, in a conversation completely unrelated to...

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Why I’m a Democrat

I have never declared myself to be a Democrat on a public forum, and part of the reason is because...

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The Great Orange Hope

After months of puzzling and study, I think I’ve finally figured out what the Republican candidate...

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Bullies

Knowledge is power. That’s what they tell us. But lately, I have been experiencing an overwhelming...

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Forgiveness

When my father passed away in March 2013, it was the first time I’d seen my younger brother in...

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The Artistic Soul

About a dozen years ago, my parents submitted an application to take part in a street fair in San...

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Surfing in Montana

Like many writers, I have a complicated relationship with social networking. I’m a loner who loves...

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Solidly Mid-List

Solidly mid-list. That’s how an agent described my work a few days ago in her very flattering...

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