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Month: June 2018

Air Conditioning

  As I was lying in an Ambien induced haze last night, I couldn’t help but wonder how is that when your air conditioner fails its always during the summer and on a weekend—or worse, on Thanksgiving in South Florida when its ninety–nine degrees. It happened to me so I know. Is it something in its programming? Is it someone in China sitting in front of a computer screen laughing at me? So as I said, I was lying in bed with the ceiling fan on and one leg sticking out from under the sheet (try not to visualize that)…

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The Flash Bulb Memory

 Flash Bulb Memory We all have a few; some event in our lives that pop up now and then and we can remember every detail. One of my first was in second grade watching a convoy of Nike and Hawk missiles driving north as I played dodgeball in the school yard; the Cuban Missile Crises had just begun. The next was JFK’s  assassination. I just came home from an amazing weekend at a retreat for writers, put on by writers who love writing. The first law of writing is don’t use the same word too many times when you’re writing…

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