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Jeffrey Shaffer
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The Author Can, and Will, Sell You Books
Now that  'Who Am I Today?' has been released I'm encouraging all potential buyers to head for their nearest independent bookseller and place an order.  Annie Bloom's in Multnomah Village has the book in stock for immediate purchase.  As I've explained in p...

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Faster Than The Speed of Blurbs
There are no blurbs on the front or back cover of my book.  No quotes from other writers praising my writing talents.  With conventional publishing there is a long pre-release publicity buildup and I'm not doing that.  The publishing platform I'm using allo...

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The Latest Edition of Me
A new collection of my commentaries on various aspects of everyday life is now available!   Huge thanks to Trevor Richardson at Subtopian Publishing for helping make this happen. The title of the book is 'Who Am I Today?' and the ISBN number is 978098893633...

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Roughing It
I'm not embarrassed to call myself a moderate when it comes to personal habits and public behavior.  The term also describes my approach to myriad issues of daily life.  I've maintained a high level of inner contentment during the past few decades by avoidi...

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The Water Next Time
If I had a glass of water for
every gripe or wisecrack about the recent E-coli event in Portland I could open
my own private reservoir.  A lot of
reaction has focused on how well the phone notification system worked, or
didn’t, and there’s been plenty of hu...

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The Fast, The Furious, and Me
I’m ready to let some higher
authority take over my car when I’m on the highway.  Actually I want all cars to be under some
central command system.  For decades I’ve
read about experiments that use a cable buried under the pavement to control
vehicles trave...

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Two Big Writing Obstacles--My Hands Being creative is only part of the task I face as a writer.  My thinking ability is pretty good.  Organizing the words inside my head is seldom a problem. The bad part happens when I start typing.  I'm terrible at it, alw...

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A Place Where Words Take Priority
One thing all visitors to The Trailing Edge will notice is that it's mostly text.  I'll add pictures now and then as time goes on and my technical skills improve but I doubt it'll ever be visually dazzling.  If this was a TV news program, I'd be a talking h...

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To the best of my knowledge, my appearance on Oregon Art Beat has not caused anyone to call OPB and cancel their membership.  Most credit for the production must go to OPB videographer Greg Bond.  He was the driving force behind the project and did all the ...

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Welcome and please make yourself comfortable.  This is not a place where you'll find the very latest up-to-the-minute news, information, opinions, and unconfirmed rumors.  If I was going to run that kind of operation I'd call it 'The Cutting Edge.'  I don't...
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