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Interview with Author Mark Wiederanders

Mark Wiederanders, a Sacramento-area author with a background as a research psychologist, is another author I had the privilege to meet and work with at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard during our brief stay.  He is sharp, curious, witty, and has … Continue reading

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Do you want normal, or do you want crazy? Experiencing Zeppelin Restaurant in Orvieto, Italy!!

  Renee at the window in Hotel Duomo, Orvieto, Italy. Sometimes you hear a phrase, a question, or a comment, and it sticks in your mind like a barnacle to the bottom of a boat — forever glued to your … Continue reading

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When words aren’t enough

A stack of magazines waited patiently for their turn to be read.  Most still  had their protective covers attached.  Many times I lifted them to toss out, but hesitated. How could I throw out publications I hadn’t even glanced through? … Continue reading

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Why Aromas are Important to the Story

Ernest Hemingway liked to mention the weather in his stories. “Remember to get the weather in your damn book – weather is very important.” “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photos and Some History of Bland

A vacation to our cabin in Bland, Virginia is usually filled with chores. That’s the reality of having a farm in another area. This spring it has been about the cabin. The trim needed to be repainted and the surface … Continue reading

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