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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1/24/17 RMB Reading Binge

1/24/17 RMB Reading Binge

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

While the California skies unleash a decade of pent up rain, or so it seems, I keep busy digesting book after book.

Characters like Detective Michael Bennett of Michael Ledwidge and James Patterson’s Alert mix with the wizard Harry Dresden in Jim Butcher’s Fool Moon, while I contemplate the messages in You Can Create an Exceptional Life by Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson. Aside from all that, there are the afternoon lunches with Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen in your Tail of the Tip-Off.

Is there a such a thing as a reading binge? If so, I guess I am on one. Escaping from the current aftermath of our recent presidential election, reading has become a sort of vacation, vacating from here and all of this, to there and all of that.

My own writing, exercising, yardwork, and other responsibilities, have been set aside for work and research of the human condition, finding out what makes us tick, why we do the things we do. Whether fiction or non-fiction, words written reflect life, not just from the perspective of one individual, but from all of those whose lives that individual has interacted with.

Although my own writing has stalled while I explore that of others, my drive to write is fed and nourished. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I am looking forward to putting pen to page again soon.

Best regards,


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