Farewell, Saruman

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I’m sad to see the news today that Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. As a kid I loved the Hammer Horror films he made (often with Peter Cushing), which were a staple of Saturday afternoon TV, but it was an even bigger thrill to see him cast in the role […]

Texting with Barack Obama

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View image | gettyimages.com Ready for another Tiny Writing challenge? Today’s challenge brings us to the intersection of politics and sports… My inspiration for these posts is a fun little book, 642 Tiny Things To Write About, from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Rather than write my responses in the book I’m doing them here on […]

Heroes

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“One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.” I’ve been reading the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs lately, a riveting roller-coaster of a story that takes you through the glory days of the Apple II, the nadir of Jobs’ departure from Apple and his misadventures at NeXT, and […]

Stumbling Upon a Body

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Ready for another Tiny Writing challenge? Today’s challenge takes us into macabre territory… My source for these prompts is a fun little book, 642 Tiny Things To Write About, from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Rather than simply scribble these exercises in the book I’m doing them here on my site, and I invite you to […]

Criminal Graffiti

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I’m back with another exercise in Tiny Writing, my chance (and yours) to get a quick dose of inspiration by reacting to a writing prompt and providing a short but effective response. My source for these prompts is a fun little book, 642 Tiny Things To Write About, from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Rather […]