September 21, 2021

While for the most part my creativity remains dead for writing fiction, I have had a few glimpses of story ideas lately. Nothing substantial. Just flickers that could possibly be worked into very short stories. What surprises me is that they don’t have happy endings. If I had to put them into a genre, I’d

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September 12, 2021

Photo licensed from Depositphotos. Copyright: Craig RobinsonFriday morning I awoke to the soft, rumbling sound of thunder in the distance. A rare occurrence here in Northern California. Even better, it rained. Yes, we received beautiful, glorious, life-giving rain. Hard rain for a bit, then softer rain, then hard, etc. It lasted on and off for about

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September 4, 2021

The September edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, September 2nd. It includes a new round of Funny Typos. Enjoy! If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up in

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August 28, 2021

Recently, I’ve been exploring new places to take my walks. About a month ago I parked at a place called Hidden Lakes that had no visible lake or pond. There were no signs or trail markers, so I looked around until I found the paved path I’d seen on the paper map I had at

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August 22, 2021

One recent morning, when the daytime temperature was predicted to get close to 100F, I woke up half an hour early and took my walk before work. As I neared my turnaround point, I spotted something on the other side of the canal. It was an otter. When I first saw him, he was grooming himself.

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