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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

“Show, don’t tell,” Round N

Over and over and over, you hear people saying that. “Show, don’t tell.” Usually, it’s said by someone who feels they must “be constructive” (ie, say something bad, but say it nicely) or they’re not being helpful. Well, guess what? Words can’t show! They can only tell!

It was a dark and

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Writers vs Readers – Part N

I know I’ve covered this before, but I’m too lazy too check.

Hey, I’m getting old. I get to indulge in repetitive blather. And one of the soap boxes I like to climb is that old favorite, “Who am I writing for?” In my Google Reader this morning, I came across New Launch: Peer

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Bad Advice, Part I – “Show, Don’t Tell”

“Finally, the passage [quoted from “Dulse,” by Alice Munro] contradicts a form of bad advice often given young writers — namely, that the job of the author is to show, not tell.”
“This whole language of euphemism has sprung up around the inability to be honest. You can’t just say ‘This bored the hell out of

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