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Apr.10.2014
I was going to title the next two weeks' worth of material Attack of the Marylins, but then I realized that this week my guest's name is spelled Marilyn so... Actually, this first week is another in the award winning (or so to be award winning, or rather, deserving to be known as award winning)...
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Apr.03.2014
<a href="http://stephenbrayton.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/computer_dependency.jpg"><img src="http://stephenbrayton.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/computer_dependency.jpg" alt="computer_dependency" width="279" height="229" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-776" /></a>I know, I know...
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Mar.21.2014
<a href="http://stephenbrayton.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/coming-soon.jpg"><img src="http://stephenbrayton.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/coming-soon.jpg" alt="coming soon" width="300" height="218" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-773" /></a>This week I wanted to let you know...
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Mar.13.2014
“I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any change to.” Yeah...I get this a lot on my documents. I'm tempted to hit Control-Z so it will erase any change I supposedly had made,...
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Mar.08.2014
I know, I know, you were expecting something early yesterday. Well, late Thursday night, I had computer problems and although I still haven't returned to where I was, I was able to access enough enough to upload this week's blog. Thanks for being patient.***** "Flow with whatever is happening...
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Feb.28.2014
On this last day of February we might reach a high in the 20s, but this weekend will be frigid. The cold is one of the reasons why I love this week's featured author...because we get to go away from it. I hop in the transporter and pick up Ms. Roxborough and in no time we're lounging on a...
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Feb.21.2014
I love authors, I really do. However a very few of them...well, let me explain I'm sitting in front of my computer this morning wondering what topic I wanted to discuss. Should I throw up another Adult Truth? Or another taekwondo life theme? How about I introduce my new series of blogs on...
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Feb.14.2014
So, I have to watch it on the roads this morning because (and this will be no surprise to many readers) it snowed again! Blech! This is why it took me so long to get home and be able to hop in the transporter to pick up this week's featured author. Where are off to? Anywhere there isn't snow,...
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Feb.07.2014
One of the early blogs I wrote (on another blog site) discussed a certain college (that shall remain nameless) who refused my offer of an author appearance. One of the reasons mentioned in the person's email was the fact that my first two books were eBooks and the quote was: “Ebooks don't...
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Jan.31.2014
I grew up in a small town and think it was the best option for schooling and a friendly, safe community. I still live in a small town but it’s a suburb of the City. Oh, the city. I went out for dinner last Friday evening and realized how much of the city amazes me. The interstates and freeways...
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Dec.27.2013
(Written in September before the move to Carlisle) Driving to work one night I kept scanning the radio stations trying to find something worthwhile. The AM side of my radio has gone kaput so I don't get to listen to the talk shows like I used to. The one FM station has sports talk during the...
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Dec.20.2013
This week, my featured author said, “We're going on a cruise.” I was excited. A cruise. The Bahamas, Hawaii, Fiji. Warm sunshine, sandy beaches... “No, we're going to travel the Bosporus,” she said. “But I want to go to Tahiti. Come on, you'll love it.” However, as with some of the more insistent...
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Dec.13.2013
As the frigid temps continue to winterize Iowa, I'm so glad for this week's featured author who gave me directions for the transporter and soon we're basking in the warm sunshine of Tisa Barefoot Bar in American Samoa. Leaves of palm trees moving lazily in the warm breeze, white sand and a...
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Dec.06.2013
“Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.” And I don't even have a DVD collection. I have VCR tapes. I also have movies I download. Yes, folks, I admit, I download movies from the Internet. Illegal, you say? Let's not...
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Nov.28.2013
(This was written a few months back. I've since moved on and hope I can avoid this kind of experience in the future) I know. Everybody has bad days but don't you feel some people have more than their fair share? You may even think this about yourself. As writers, bad days can turn into...
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