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Pet Peeves

Pet peeves are those little things that people do that annoy you. I have three or four that come off the top of my head. People who throw their cigarettes out of their car windows are a pet peeve. The

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Climate Change

April showers bring May flowers. That’s the rhyme, but it often doesn’t work out that way. It’s just a way to make people feel better about the wet days that seem to happen in April in the northern hemisphere. Lately,

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The Boston Marathon Bombing

Yesterday they ran the Boston Marathon. Every year people run twenty-six miles for fun. Not my idea of fun, I might add, but people vary and that variety is good. Variety makes the world a better place. I salute variety

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False Memories

Science fiction is fond of implanting false memories into people – ok, characters. They don’t do it to real people. It’s impossible to do that, right? Wrong, it’s very possible and we often do it to ourselves. False memories are

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The Story in Three Acts

Most fiction is based on three acts, although I suppose you could have more. Fiction should be like a hill. Act I takes you to the base of the hill. Act II is the actual hill and Act III is

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