Monthly Archives: April 2014

FISHERMAN, GARDENERS AND OTHER LIARS

My friend Lucky called me the other day and wanted to know if I wanted to do a little walleye fishing. Personally, I’d rather fish for big walleyes, but it doesn’t make much difference, because with fisherman little fish eventually … Continue reading

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EXPIRED LITTLE BROTHERS

    In 1983 soda companies started putting expiration dates on their cans and bottles of pop. I once worked with a woman who had drunk half a bottle of Pepsi when she noticed the pop had been expired for … Continue reading

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PHONING IT IN

  We don’t have a land line phone anymore. A few years ago my wife and I got cell phones and started keeping track of what calls we got on our land line. Most of the calls were telemarketers and … Continue reading

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STORY TELLING DO’S AND DON’T’S

Joseph Waumbaugh once said, “You can teach everything about writing except how to tell a good story. Either you know how or you don’t.” I think he’s right. I have a friend who told me he was going fishing on … Continue reading

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IT’S A GAS! GAS! GAS!

    In my first novel, Deputy Lyle Hoffman finds the body of a woman just as the effects of food poisoning start to take effect. What follows is him trying to do the initial investigation with diarrhea and vomiting. … Continue reading

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