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My Storytelling Uncle LeRoy

I was very saddened to learn of my Uncle LeRoy’s passing today. The oldest of six Marler siblings, he was a gentle and good man. This was reflected in his eyes, as soft and brown as my grandmother’s. I felt it … Continue reading

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Like the Rings of a Tree

When Steve saw this picture of the two of us (taken last night at a production of Beauty and the Beast) he responded, “I’m so wrinkly. But I love your smile.” I told him his wrinkles were one way for … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts

There are many things I remember about that September morning. The cool, crisp air. The beautiful blue sky. I had just arrived at work later than I’d intended after dropping my kids off at school and flipped on the radio … Continue reading

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“The Meeting Place”: #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction #100words”

Many of the stories I write are about the coming together of different cultures, and are created by the question, “What if.” I believe the interaction between two individuals is often different from the interaction between clashing cultures. This week, … Continue reading

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Telling Tuesday – 3/27/12: “Where were you?”

Welcome to Telling Tuesday, a day reminiscent of those in school when I looked forward to seeing what everyone brought for show and tell. This weekly feature was inspired by an article on WriteToDone.com, called “How to Show (Not Tell): A Writing … Continue reading

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