If you follow my Saturday series, you may have heard me mention Corona Beer. I have come to prefer Corona over other lagers, and now I have a new reason to support the brand – the Corona “Losing Blue” can. Corona is brewed in and imported from Mexico. Mexico is a country whose economy depends... Continue Reading →
May has been a crazy month, and although I have a lot of door pictures, I still have to fill-in some of the information about them. Therefore, today, as the title suggests is a day for leftovers. Since I’m still using the Classic editor, I can provide the information that I have about these doors... Continue Reading →
Unlike people who have completed the switch to credit cards and payment apps, some of us still carry a little cash, and many of us are a little obsessive about the denomination and storage of cash in our wallets. I like a mix of notes, and I like all the presidents to be upright and... Continue Reading →
Did we find out whose face was on that wanted poster? What’s up with the woman and the little girl? How significant was “Love Potion No. 9?” What’s Jinx up to? – You know you want the answers, so head on down to the Crossroads.
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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Image tomfoolery from Teagan
Welcome back to the crossroads.
As you know, the popular blogger and photographer Dan Antion illustrates Brother Love. I try to bring Dan into some of the process of creating the story. The “things” for this chapter led me to a scene that required some knowledge I didn’t possess — dark-haired actresses of the era. At the time Dan was visiting his brother, Bruce, and they both took up the challenge. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.
Sometimes my life creeps into my stories, with small parallels. I’ve been having a disfiguring allergy problem. (It’s finally a lot better, thanks. Apparently running its dreadfully long course, just as they said.) I guess that’s why my narrator for this story became conscious of her appearance in chapters 4 and 5.
Birdie Devovo can’t afford to dress “to the…
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It would be hard for me to write a better post for Memorial Day than the one I wrote in 2017 after visiting Arlington National Cemetery. Many of you read that story. Your comments made the post so much better than I could do on my own. If you haven’t read that post, or if... Continue Reading →
It’s Saturday, we’re back in the bar, dealing with a challenging prompt from Linda G. Hill: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘rhymes with rosy.’ Find a word that rhymes with ‘rosy’ or use the word ‘rosy’ and base your post on it. Enjoy!” I know Linda said “word” but I’m going... Continue Reading →
Last week, after my business in Minneapolis was concluded, my brother and I hung around for another day in the city. On Friday, we visited the Mill City Museum. I’ve written about the building that houses this museum. I was in the building, but for a business meeting, not a tour. I mentioned in the... Continue Reading →
I have been traveling the past week, returning earlier today (Tuesday). I flew to Minneapolis, and after a couple of days there (some business, some fun), my brother drove us to Iowa. I had a wonderful time, ate delicious food, sampled a variety of beers and, most important, visited with people who are very dear... Continue Reading →
A round domino? A Faberge Egg? The Searchers? Teagan weaves another great chapter out of random things, setting the stage for another amazing story. Join her for her latest serial in Parliment, Mississippi.
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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Note: Last week I mentioned Dan was working on his own post about his part of the inspiration for the Doug Armstrong character. That is Dan’s Saturday post this week at his blog, No Facilities.
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Welcome to my sanctuary at the crossroads. Relax and sit for awhile. It makes no difference what your name may be. Although there is oh so much in a name.
I tend to obsess about character names. In stories with a real world setting (even if they are also fantasy) I try to add authenticity through the names of some characters. With Atonement, Tennessee and Atonement in Bloom, I consulted a (public) government database that will show the most popular names, for a state, in a given year.
Last time in A Hymn, we met two new characters, a woman and a little…
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