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Settling Down While Still Flapping Around

During my only graduate-level writing course at the University of Tennessee, Professor Jon Manchip White, an ex-patriate from Wales as well as from Hollywood where he spent his screenwriting days, advised us that we would-be writers should keep a commonplace … Continue reading

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Our Corner That Keeps Flapping Around

Nearly twenty years ago, my father Roy Allen retired at the age of 62. Daddy’s passions were (1) his family (especially his fellow sports maniac, his grandson Justin), (2) Lady Vol basketball, (3) New York Yankees baseball, and (4) traveling … Continue reading

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Happiness, Wodehouse, and the Rock Goddess

“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” ~ E. L. (Elaine Lobl) Konigsburg, American author and ¬†illustrator of children’s books and young adult fiction   “As … Continue reading

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