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Me, you and your bucket list

This is for you as well as me.  I would love to hear from you (comment on this blog) about one or two things you would like to do or see before you die. YOUR TURN. What is on your bucket list? Or your questions. Or give me your whole list. Too much of everyone's day is taken up with minutia, too many smart or smart-alec people taking up our time and our lives. It's good that they're smart, and…

                     A Hacker in Africa   On the savannah in Africa, there sat quietly one day A brave e-book novelist a typing away. He sat by a brook ‘neath a low Bilbao tree And the dew on the grass cooled him off, don’t you see.   And the writer glanced once when a man with a book Came and sat down nearby him ‘neath the tree by the brook. The writer typed and he typed and he swatted at flies…

RESEARCH FOR THE NOVEL

In researching for my novel, Asunder, A Novel of the Civil War, I had a lot to learn. I dug through volumes of googled information as well as from books and pamphlets and actual Civil War era documents. I toured the battlefields multiple times. On one trek I walked the entire distance through  chest high grass of what had been the 3rd Texas Cavalry campground and discovered it was about 400 yards long. I also picked up some tics along…