Make Mine Marvel

I dug into my box of old Marvel Comics memories the other day. I am still reeling from the negative vibes of that encounter with my past. Sarcastic memos flung far and wide, sturm und drang from every direction. Bad stuff happening to many people. Bad stuff perpetrated by many…

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Okay, Sorry Jimmy

Turns out there were lots of hilarious Jimmy Olsen stories. Mostly drawn by the wonderful Curt Swan, they often featured glamorous women who wanted a romance with Jimmy. These beauties, usually from outer space, would always be disappointments. Jimmy’s new love would be a plasma person, or 20 feet tall,…

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Jimmy Olsen, Boy Pest

I’m planning to go through all my Jimmy Olsen comics tonight, to decide once and for all if I am keeping any of them. Otherwise, these tales of an immature lad, which probably equate to Naruto in the mangas–always screwing up, always needing a rescue–may go the way of other…

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Tax Turmoil? Take Ten

All across the country, this is the month people train and test or retrain and retest to become certified as volunteer income tax preparers. We work very hard. We don’t get paid, and we don’t accept tips. We do accept thanks. You will make our lives easier and get your…

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Old Books and Old Memories

It’s an upsetting experience to sort through and plan to dispose of a relative’s lifelong collection of books. Maybe it’s not upsetting at the moment of pulling the books off the shelves. I certainly kept my cool last night when I was going through my mother’s extremely extensive collection of…

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Articles on Writing

You’ll notice that I have posted an article on writing.  I wrote a dozen or so in the last few years. Many have been published in various Romance Writers of America (RWA) newsletters. Now I’m making them available to the rest of the world, albeit polished up a bit. Don’t…

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