Two Things I Learned About Writing – Lesson 2017 – 001

Sharing what I learned about writing is one of the main reasons I blog. Each week I listen to several podcasts, read blog posts, watch videos, and of course read. This week I learned: Universal Links Have you ever received a newsletter from a favorite author or maybe read a blog post that had a… Continue reading Two Things I Learned About Writing – Lesson 2017 – 001

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Star Nomad: Fallen Empire, Book 1 by Lindsay Buroker

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast was my introduction to author Lindsay Buroker. An episode of the podcast I was listening to mentioned she also wrote Science Fiction as well as Fantasy. I headed to Amazon to explore her science fiction books. I did a quick reading of the first four paragraphs of chapter one… Continue reading Star Nomad: Fallen Empire, Book 1 by Lindsay Buroker

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Finding Time vs Making Time to Write

Maybe you’ve said if only I could find enough time I would write my novel. I’ve heard many people make that or similar statements through the years. It’s a question of finding enough time I would write. Balancing your day job with your passion for writing and reading is hard. The day job is important. You… Continue reading Finding Time vs Making Time to Write

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Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

Cowboys Hats or Fedoras In long ago, by-gone times, Dallas was still cooled By Toastmaster and Limit electric fans Before Bob Wills’ Ranch House was Renamed the Longhorn Ballroom Back when “Sam” Zamudio became The Sham and formed the Pharaohs Gordon McLendon’s KLIF Was the mighty 1190 and top 40 was all it played With… Continue reading Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

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Portsmouth Junior High School

In August 2016 I found myself standing in front of Portsmouth Junior High School (now Portsmouth Middle School) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I attended the school from February 1966 through the end of April 1967 when my father Technical Sergeant Jimmie Kepler retired from the United States Air Force. While the school added a couple… Continue reading Portsmouth Junior High School

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A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He takes their story from induction… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

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The Dry Creek Bed

The Dry Creek Bed  There was once a dry creek bed Where the water seldom flowed Where a prickly-pear cactus With its barbed spines struggled to grow I bent over and picked up some rocks Slowly polished smooth by nature’s wind and rain And looked in awe at God’s majesty Spread across the desert plain… Continue reading The Dry Creek Bed

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