Category Archives: Roger and Out

At the Gate Between Written and Published

Journal log entry – A couple of weeks ago I uploaded my first post since August to let you know I was still alive. During the past few months I’ve been working meticulously on my new unpublished novel, “Chalked,” which … Continue reading

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Ice Bucket Challenge for A.L.S

Journal log entry – I was nominated by my brother Stephen to do this challenge, to raise awareness for A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. My father died eight years ago from this awful disease. If you can, please … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Writing

Journal log entry – Roadkill can be disgusting, and what is worse than that? Roadkill that makes its way to the sidewalk, that’s what (and scary if you think too much into it). I was walking my son to school … Continue reading

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How old are you?

Journal log entry – Do you have a terrible time judging people’s ages? I see … a few of you who’ve been indicted for statutory rape have your hands up … but … anyone else? Does this ring true to … Continue reading

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Good Posture

Journal log entry – Good posture creeps away from me like a ghost. Now there’s a winning argument for books over e-books. It would be a very expensive lesson in posture with all those Nooks and Kindles falling off of … Continue reading

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Writing: What It Takes to Get Published?

Journal log entry – The walls are caving in. Have you ever felt numb in your head, like: “I don’t know what to do.”? These past couple of days, I have. I’m not sure what to write, and that happens … Continue reading

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The Winter Thaw

Journal log entry – Jogging in place, staring out the back window of my living room, I can see the polyurethane netting I’d hung last year, stretching from pole to pole as a barrier between the critters ranging from deer … Continue reading

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Shelf Life

Journal log entry – “Hello … my name is Roger. I am a status addict.” The circle of knowing faces reply, “Hi, Roger.” “It has been six weeks since I last viewed the status page of my blog,” I say. … Continue reading

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The Weather Should Be So Delightful

Journal log entry – It’s snowing at my website for Christmas, though my wife thought it was static. I’ve hung the wreaths and holly. I’m considering putting up a chimney, as I wonder if Santa has yet gone virtual in … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Journal log entry – Sometimes writing is like going under the knife. I cut out memories and observations, pull them together, stitch them up like Frankenstein’s monster, and hope for life. Occasionally the storm is afoot and a jolt gets … Continue reading

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