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Criss Roberts
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Sometimes Thank You is the hardest word.
The Writer at home
The Writer at home
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The Writer at home
I'm not a big fan of second-person point of view, but it seemed right to this homage to my biggest fan  The Writer In The Kitchen   1. You come home to find the crockpot bubbling away on the spotless counter and believe this to be a good sign. The writer is...
The Writer at home
The Writer at home
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A short story that was one of the WxW winners. 
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The Smallest of Openings
Winter Morning on the Mississippi River, Iowa I had a few bad years back in the '80s. I'd quit writing. Almost quit living. Short stories got me through and I depended on a few writers for everything: Ann Beattie, Melissa Banks, T.C. Boyle, Carver (of cours...
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Ideas wanted: Cheap, easy and life-changing preferred
For every post I write, there are at least three that never get out of draft form. They're contrived. Boring. Trying too hard. Not trying hard enough. And some of them just don't say anything. No story to tell. I thought  there was something there when I st...
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Enough with the hot thing
This recently ran on the blog  Better After 50 . I was in kind of a cranky mood when I wrote it. The Midlife Midsummer Blues Summertime. The living is one big long slog through art fairs, music festivals, family reunions and impromptu gatherings on the deck...
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Summer makes me cranky
Why I’m Sick Of Summer
Why I’m Sick Of Summer
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Above all, avoid the wankers
The author, escaped from backstage. Life lessons are everywhere, but in the concentrated atmosphere of the rock-and-roll touring world, they slap you in the face. Veteran roadies can offer some useful insights in navigating an ever-changing world, because i...
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