Monthly Archives: July 2016

Writers, Start Your Engines!

I don’t enter writing contests. I’m not comfortable with the whole contest thing but beyond that, there’s usually an entry fee and my reasoning is that I should never be asked to pay for the publication of my words. What … Continue reading

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Sharing is Losing

I’d like to share a tip from my partner’s forthcoming book (I hope — though she doesn’t know it yet) on health and weight loss. Her advice is to share your irresistible dessert with a friend. This is how it … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Hope

Keep laughing. Don’t just smile with polite restraint – no, laugh as wildly and uncontrollably as you can. Laugh at the hopeless complexity of the problems we face; laugh at the incredible ignorance of our leaders; laugh at the way … Continue reading

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The Pen Is Power

For a very long time, I had no desire to write and publish anything, mostly because I thought that I’d nothing to add to the conversation, so to speak. George Orwell had written 1984¬†and I watched with profound sadness as … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload

You know, there’s this thing that happens to humans when their senses are bombarded with data, to the point of overload. Our brains sorta shut down and we become weird and lethargic, interspersed with irrational fits of anger. But mostly … Continue reading

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Beta-Reading, anyone?

First off, a bit about me. I was born in the Caribbean, on the island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. I’m what you call in America a black man, though I’ve got some Chinese blood in me, enough to confuse … Continue reading

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