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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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy was a punny nickname editor Julius (Julie) Schwartz gave me because I had some caustic things to say about certain comics. My initials being I and V make my poison pen letters into Poison Ivy. I’ve been posting regularly for several years on the blog at www.myromancestory.com as…

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