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The End

My “professional” bio says I am currently working on the sequel to The Red Kimono, and that’s true–partly. But in the last year, I’ve been drawn to finish a book I started almost three years ago, called Mo’s Shadow. The … Continue reading

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The Wind and the Wolf

Keiko Matsui has been one of my favorite artists for more than two decades now, and tonight, for the second time in as many decades, I get to see her perform live at The Kessler in Dallas. I first heard … Continue reading

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In the Shade of the Bonsai

Some mornings, as I sit at my kitchen table drinking coffee, I stare at these two men and wonder what they’re talking about. You may think that strange, unless you’re a writer. The following excerpt is from a scene in … Continue reading

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Origami Cranes and Hiroshima

Originally posted on Jan Morrill Writes:
Thank you to Google for its March 14, 2012 Google Doodle that reminded me of Akira Yoshizawa‘s 101st birthday. Though I’ve always enjoyed origami, before today, I never really thought about who inspired its…

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Focus on Failure

Rarely will I decline a challenge, especially if that challenge involves something I want to do anyway. On our drive home from the Ozarks Writers League meeting over the weekend, Steve challenged me to do my own NaNoWriMo. Now. Not in … Continue reading

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