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I’m thinking of joining Mauler’s THE IRON NODER CHALLENGE 7: NODE HARDER WITH A VENGEANCE. No reason you should care. After all, odds are, I don’t know you from Adam, nor you me. I haven’t been active on E2 since 2005, shortly after my second son was born. He’s now nine years old.

I came back a few weeks ago and posted some short prose pieces “Bianca from Othello” and “Jesus Hat”, basically to just see what kind of feedback I might get. (It was expectedly tepid. The pieces are admittedly unremarkable, but they were forged carefully and with love, which is how I’m trying to approach all of my writing these days. Specifically they were in inspired by my love of Chekhov’s short stories, and his admonition to fellow writers: “Tell the truth.” He goes into a bit more detail in this longer quote:

One has to write what one sees, what one feels, truthfully, sincerely. I am often asked what it

It lives! The dead live! Ancient, dust-laden writeups flooding from their tombs!






Faint at first, growing steadily louder.

Klaproth's handiwork undone. Our sweet Angel of Mercy has left this world. His sword no longer burns; the spell has come undone.

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Beloved Character Actress

From Edith Bunker to Eleanor Roosevelt

Inductee in the 15th Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

♪♫ ♪ Boy, the way Glenn Miller played,
Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us -- we had it made,
Those were the days.

And you knew who you were then,
Girls were girls and men were men,
Mister, we could use a man
Like Herbert Hoover again.

Didn't need no