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Mrs. Penfire

Meet Mrs. Penfire

September 4, 2017

When my two daughters were young, I read to them every night. When they were very young they loved Richard Scarry’s Big Book of Nursery Tales. They each requested different stories on different nights. Over the years, my own favorite became the story of the Little Red Hen. I realized why, of course. The Little Red…

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GOOD BYE, COLUMBUS!

October 12, 2017

Two years ago, I lived in Massachusetts, where we celebrated Columbus Day. Now I live in California, where we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Good bye, Columbus! I’ll miss you, I suppose. It’s not that big a deal. The names of holidays do change. Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day; Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s…

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I’VE HAD IT WITH THE SECOND AMENDMENT

October 3, 2017

Well, let’s just say, I’ve had it with the Second Amendment being used as an excuse to do absolutely nothing about the carnage we are all beginning to accept as normal here in the land of the free and home of the brave. And I ask: Are we really still free? Can we ever be…

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Writing with a Purpose

September 5, 2017

Pry open the skull of anyone who has spent a lifetime writing for hire, as I have, and inside you’ll find an infinite jumble of half-written creative pieces that would look like “magnetic poetry” on steroids if they could be attached somehow to a gigantic cosmic refrigerator. A journal is one way to capture, contain,…

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Batallion Artist

The Battalion Artist Reviews

April 25, 2017

“With the 75th anniversary of World War II upon us, The Battalion Artist is a timely and compelling look at Navy life in the South Pacific island campaign through the eyes of a talented young artist who found himself in a Navy uniform. Part of the vaunted Navy Seabees whose Construction Battalions built the bases…

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