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Larry Kollar
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Lives in Dawsonville, GA
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Escape from FAR Manor: Family
These trips north give us all a chance to escape the free-range insane asylum, and gives me a chance to see my family. Dad has Alzheimer’s these days, which makes it difficult for him. He’s in a facility where they can keep him comfortable, and I suppose th...
These trips north give us all a chance to escape the free-range insane asylum, and gives me a chance to see my family. Dad has Alzheimer’s these days, which makes it difficult for him. He’s in a facility where they can keep h...
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I remember when a 20MB hard drive was a life-changing advance over dual floppy disks (one for the OS, one for whatever app you were running at the moment).
 
My first computer had 10 MB - and it was a damn good computer - in fact, better at lots of things than what I use now. 
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Yes, I used to build and sell those two floppy drive units.  I charged $1,350 for the same unit IBM was asking $2,500. 1987
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Cornered (#FridayFlash)
This is set in the same world as The Last Lightkeeper … which could be Termag, if the Dawn Greeters’ creation myth is to be believed. It’s darker fantasy than I usually write. I got the idea after reading Catherine Russell’s Caveat  last week. Image source:...
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Brown Hawk Down
There’s an open field between FAR Manor and the in-laws place, with a utility line crossing the road and the field. A hawk has been perching on that line, and I’ve been trying to get a decent picture of it for a long time. Good light and a few seconds is al...
There’s an open field between FAR Manor and the in-laws place, with a utility line crossing the road and the field. A hawk has been perching on that line, and I’ve been trying to get a decent picture of it for a long time. Go...
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Foraging the Harvest
As yummy as they are big! Last month saw a return to the typical summer weather we get in Sector 706—we had more 90°F days in June than we did all last summer. Combine the heat with lots of rain, and it made for a few oddities. Usually, the wild blueberries...
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Escape from FAR Manor: Reaching the Beach
In an attempt to stretch vacation, I took Thursday and Friday off as well as the entire week. We made the hotel reservations, and only afterwards found out DD’s fiance was coming with. BTW, I have the fiance’s blog-name: Fizzle. (Future Son In Law → FSIL → ...
In an attempt to stretch vacation, I took Thursday and Friday off as well as the entire week. We made the hotel reservations, and only afterwards found out DD’s fiance was coming with. BTW, I have the fiance’s blog-name: Fizz...
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Daughter Dearest's boyfriend is moving into the manor. With three boys part time. It should provide some "interesting" blog-fodder, at least…
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For the first time since the changeover, I have a flash! Cornered is fantasy, a little darker than usual for me, and is related to one I wrote last year.

http://farmanor.blogspot.com/2015/07/cornered-fridayflash.html
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For the evening crowd: the tragic tale of a hawk that tried to cross the road at too low an altitude…
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Poor little fella. 
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Seeking the Veil, Part 1, now permafree on Amazon. So grab your hammer and go wild. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OH672FY 
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On the almost-completed deck (pickets are coming) with a cup of coffee. There definitely are worse ways to start a morning.
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Technical Writer
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  • ARRIS
    Senior Technical Writer, 1997 - present
  • Scientific-Atlanta
    Contractor Technical Writer, 1994 - 1997
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Dawsonville, GA
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Clarkston, GA - Kentwood, MI - Moline, MI - Allegan, MI
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Writer and middle-aged geek
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What I do isn't necessary what I am.

I've been doing technical writing since 1982. In that time, I got married, raised two kids, and am now raising a grandkid. The latter, family, is what defines me. If my career were my life, many things would be different.

I've always wanted to write stories, but too often found myself doing other things. At some point in the last few years, I got serious about it. In that time, I've written two novels, started a third, and wrote numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces. Many of them can be found on my blog, and I'm in the final few laps of publishing one of my novels, White Pickups.

I'm not all that concerned about "getting published" as eBook outlets now make it possible to bypass the entire query/agent/publisher gauntlet. Yes, doing it yourself is a lot of work — but honestly, the traditional route requires much the same amount (and kinds) of work but without any guarantee of seeing your work on the shelves, actual or virtual. That's not to say I would turn down a traditional book deal if one were offered, but I'm not going to go begging either. In either case, I don't expect to quit my dayjob. It's more important to me that people read and enjoy my stories than having some commercial success.
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Raising the World Cutest Grandkid
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  • Michigan Technological University
    B.A. Technical Communications, 1977 - 1982
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