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From Empty Space to Bookstore in Five Days

Just five days ago, the storefront at 1101 Commercial in Emporia, Kansas, was empty. That was before Marcia Lawrence, proprietor of Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, gathered together a band of booklovers who cleaned the space, hauled in dismantled¬†shelves, and put … Continue reading

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Beware of Walmart Family Mobile

If like me, you believed Walmart Family Mobile was a pay-as-you-go, month-to-month plan, you would be wrong. I am finding out the hard way. I signed up for a plan for a family member who was subsequently unable to pay … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

About ten days ago, I received a summons to report for jury duty on August 31. The summons contained a number to call after 5 p.m. on the day before the trial to see if I was excused. In the … Continue reading

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A New Decade: A New Direction

Today, I turned seventy. For me, entering a new decade has always meant a look back. As part of that look back, I couldn’t resist uploading¬†the copy of my Elk Falls, Kansas, school ID card that I found in a … Continue reading

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Novel Series or Serialized Novel?

Recently, I settled down with my Kindle to read a book that was described as the first in a series. The opening scene was captivating, and the story drew me in immediately. I was zipping through the chapters, eager to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Seasoned Aspirer

I first called myself a Seasoned Aspirer in the mid-1980s in a bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. According to a posted notice, a new writer’s group was being formed for seasoned and aspiring writers. I told a friend that it was … Continue reading

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