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Jun.13.2013 - 8:40 pm
After Nancy Drew, I quit with detective stories. Sank into a long life of straight nonfiction reading (and writing) in the terribly erroneous belief that this was what one should...
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Oct.27.2012 - 10:09 am
It’s been one hundred years – minus just a couple of months – since the people of San Francisco got permission from Congress to build a dam on the Tuolomne River in Yosemite...
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Sep.04.2012 - 8:10 am
Is it possible ever to die in cyberspace? I was recently urged by Facebook to do something obtuse because my friend Josephine (pseudonymed for very good reason here) is doing it...
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Jul.12.2012 - 11:34 pm
“My dearly beloved Helen,” the letters would begin, or, “Beloved over all else – ” with a grand flourish. They would usually end with a few sentences in Portugese, the language of...
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Comments from Fran

Nov.18.2010 - 10:01 am
In response to: "And give her what she asketh..."
I grew up in That Town, and still hear the voices. They were pretty good parents, even for those of us with only a bit...
Feb.10.2010 - 11:31 pm
In response to: A note to Sarah Palin
Thanks, Huntington. I wish we could drum up a little Loyal (and Civil) Cooperation. But am not holding my Pollyanna...
Feb.10.2010 - 11:21 pm
In response to: A note to Sarah Palin
Thanks for those comments & insights, Mary. I have a pretty bad Southern accent, so shouldn't be picky, but...
Aug.14.2009 - 9:27 am
In response to: The Big-Sister Hero
Thanks for reading! I like your heroes, too, especially the fact that they're flawed (and that one is your mom.) I...
Aug.13.2009 - 4:47 pm
In response to: The Big (First-Book) Mistake
But did you share the fish? I've been following sad saga of Benson the carp, of some English lake. Lake owner upset...

Writing

Published Reviews

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Published by Compassion In Dying Magazine
The thing about a good story is it grows on you and stays with you for days. The stories of the dying in Fran Moreland Johns' new book are like that. But this isn't a chicken soup...