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Merle's Latest Blogs

Jun.21.2013 - 10:11 am
Lionel Essrog is hardly a detective. A driver, mobster-type thug,  and a member of the Minna Agency, Lionel struggles day-to-day with a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome....
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May.06.2011 - 4:37 am
Technically, I'm a paid writer. I write informational articles on topics ranging from clogged toilets to diesel exhaust at a flat rate of $16 per article. In the past year, nearly...
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Mar.17.2011 - 11:04 am
"Why did the chicken cross the road?" It's the proverbial bad joke that's been part of the English lexicon since its publication in the 1847 issue of The Knickerbocker,...
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Feb.11.2011 - 6:10 am
Most days when I sit by my computer, I can imagine that we're wealthy. I look out the window, the one just behind my computer monitor, and watch the deer stripping leaves off the...
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Comments from Merle

Jun.04.2011 - 8:59 am
In response to: Downsizing: How This Diva Moved From a House to a Trailer
I loved this piece. But, reader curiosity begs me to ask, do you live in a trailer park and are there stories to be...
Jun.04.2011 - 6:12 am
In response to: Like Breathing
Hi Victoria, You should see some of freelance writers on the site where I write instructional articles. Some of them...
May.09.2011 - 9:31 am
In response to: Why Religion Must Change...
What an interesting and polar opposite to Christopher Hitchens POV outlined in "God is not Great." In some respects,...
May.09.2011 - 4:12 am
In response to: Death, Taxes, the Ego, and Easter: Something in Common
Each point you make tears away the ego's defenses. In submission, it raises its hands in surrender, "I've been found...
May.06.2011 - 1:39 pm
In response to: Just Married...Help
Write as you work, on a schedule. Though the inspiration might come at 4 a.m., you should carve out specific time to...