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First Impressions of Provence

September 29, 2012 Bob & I are getting used to driving in France. Despite vague memories of the roundabouts and unique road signage from my trip in 1984 with my mother & sister, when we first drove the rental car … Continue reading

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“Jo,” a chapter in Part I of my novel, Hardpan

The wind came from Line Creek Canyon without warning, leaving only a pretense of soil in its wake. The locals called it hardpan: soil so hard even sagebrush couldn’t grow in it. Kurt and Jo leaned together to stay upright. … Continue reading

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“Meal Ticket to Survival” — a chapter from my novel, Hardpan (WGA #1571253)

Linda peeked at the icy windowpane from under a pile of covers. “Sissy! Let’s go downstairs. It’s freezing up here.” Jean squirmed on her side of the bed. “Okay. I’ve got to go potty.” Clad in flannel pajamas and cotton … Continue reading

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