My One Big “Stop the Presses” Story

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  STOP THE PRESSES! It’s a cliché of ‘40s newspaper movies and early TV shows, right? Nobody ever actually yelled “Stop the Presses!” Well, yes, I know of at least one time…. It was the summer of 1967 and I was home in Evansville, Indiana, between getting my degree in […]
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My Daily Ritual

I’m reading a book entitled Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Curry, which is exactly what it sounds like it would be. The revelation (to me) is that so many artists—painters, writers, composers—had almost unvarying routines around which they built their work. A remarkable number of them seem to […]
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En Plein Air

Most people know about plein air painting—painting in the open air, focusing on the natural surroundings. The Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, Oregon, is one of the few—and maybe was the first—to sponsor plein air writing. There’s an annual event, the most recent just concluded, that features […]
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The Writing Life

I don’t know anything more exciting than starting a new book – nor anything more scary than finishing one. In the beginning there’s a wonderful new story forming in your imagination, growing and blossoming and spreading out like the most beautiful flower you’ve ever seen. (Yes, it’s that good.) There […]
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