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My Sister’s Cats: A Story About Commitment

My sister Andrea had a tough beginning and her life never really got any easier. By her 30s, when she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she had settled down and found some happiness taking care of animals, many of … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of The X-Files Celebration: More Best Of Lists

20th anniversaries only come around once and I’m making a big fuss for one of my favorite shows, The X-Files–IMHO, one of the best TV shows ever. So in the spirit of tradition, here are some of my votes for … Continue reading

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The X-Files Twenty Years Later: Still Truthy?

As impossible as it seems, it’s been twenty years since the Deadpan Duo of Mulder and Scully blazed onto the TV scene, making it cooler, rainier, and more paranoid than ever before. The Truth is Out There. Trust No One. … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Light on the Darkness but Still a Fun Ride

The multi-hyphenate JJ Abrams, writer-director-producer-ADHD wunderkind, pulled off quite the coup 4 years ago when he skillfully revived a beloved franchise even ardent fans thought was toe up. Abrams admitted he’d never seen the show, yet he managed to capture … Continue reading

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Iron Man 3: The Curse of the Threequel

When you make a film as close to perfection as Iron Man, of course it’s going to be hard to keep up the quality for the sequel and the next sequel and maybe the other sequel and the prequel. The … Continue reading

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Roger (Ebert) and Me

No one was surprised by the death of Roger Ebert last week and many were amazed he’d made it this long: the film critic, writer and social commentator had long suffered from an insidious, unshakeable cancer. But that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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j.a. kazimer Came Back! She Came Back!

“Enjoy the ride, enjoy writing what you love, what you’re passionate about, enjoy every rejection, and celebrate every step forward…” j.a. kazimer My heterosexual Girl Crush love affair with j.a. kazimer began when I read the opening of her novel … Continue reading

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Guest Author Daven Anderson on Vampires, Classic Cars, and Forks

My friend and fellow paranormal writer Daven Anderson has agreed to stop by and visit on my blog today! He’s the author of The Vampire Syndrome, a fun and funky take on the vampire mythos. Daven (say it like Davenport) … Continue reading

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Free Writing Workshop with Yours Truly

If you’re of a mind to hear a lot about point of view in writing, join me this Saturday in Grand Junction for an event sponsored by RMFW and the Western Slope writers. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Sponsors Is Your … Continue reading

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Spielberg’s Lincoln: Brilliant, Yes, but a Little Shaky on the Dismount

It’s easy to take Steven Spielberg’s mad directing skills for granted. A biopic about a larger-then-life character doing great things for humanity? For Spielberg, it’s like falling off a log. But darned if Lincoln, sure-fire hit though it is, isn’t … Continue reading

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