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The Sixth Sauce

A customer approached a restaurant counter and ordered a side of potato wedges. “Would you like a dipping sauce with that?” asked the restaurant employee. “What are my options?” asked the customer. “Let me see,” said the employee. “We have … Continue reading

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Where is Jim?

Frank burst into the office. “Has anyone seen Jim? I can’t find him anywhere,” he said. “No, but if you do, he’ll be here with me,” said Beth. “He needs to help me write clinical criteria for the next round … Continue reading

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The bubble bursts

The events of this week have reinforced that writing is an individual activity. Basking in the acceptance of my first article, I was eager to share my joy with family. I was greeted by waves of apathy. My wife was … Continue reading

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Trifles and other things that keep me from writing

This has been a thoroughly frustrating week for writing. I had planned to rework a Rembrandt Parable, then record it as a podcast. All that changed when I reread my story for an audience Sunday night. There are few things … Continue reading

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