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Thomas O’Shea for President

Don’t like Donald Trump? Ted Cruz? Hillary? Bernie? Well, I can tell you someone you will like, and his name is Thomas O’Shea, and he’s the tough but tender, wise-cracking protagonist in my first two novels in the series, and you … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Yesterday, dawn began with Dawn.  Dawn is my hygienist and I had an early appointment with her at my dentist’s practice.  She gave me a good report and said she’d see me in September.  This did not surprise me, but … Continue reading

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Artist Interview: Rowena Carenen

Originally posted on A Vase of Wildflowers:
Copyright Rowena Carenen/Rowena Copeland ? L. N. Holmes: “Where is your hometown?” Rowena Carenen: “I don’t really have a hometown. I’ve moved all over the southeast, but I was born outside of Morganton, NC. I’ve…

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Dream a little dream….

This academic year at my college will be over after Commencement on Saturday, May 3rd. I’ll put on my Zorro outfit and the rest of my regalia, line up with my colleagues, and march over to the venue for the … Continue reading

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Sonrise Service

  I don’t usually write about religion and politics. However, I just wanted to share with you, dear readers, my experience on Easter Sunday. My wife, younger daughter, and I attended the 242nd Easter Sunrise Service in Winston-Salem, held where Salem … Continue reading

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Clinton High, co 1963

Quite a few years ago my father-in-law remarked, upon attending his high school’s 50th reunion, “What were all those old people doing there?” He had a point, of course, and it was an insight into his attitude that his classmates … Continue reading

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Theological Thanksgiving

In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, ‘Greenleaf,’ one of the characters says, ‘I thank God for ever’thang!’ That’s a pretty solid theological approach to Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for, and I try not to take anything for granted. I … Continue reading

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