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twl playlist, track 2: “the wanton song”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of 70’s and 80’s rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my latest young adult dark … Continue reading

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how it took me 30 years to get “wasted”

On November 26, 2018, I launched my third published novel, and my fourth published book.  This Wasted Land is not your typical teenage-love story.  No, it’s more like: Boy meets Girl Evil Witch takes Boy Girl goes to get Boy … Continue reading

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getting “wasted” to led zeppelin

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days Many–probably most–writers listen to music as they work, but for me, it’s more than background noise. Some musicians, some songs inspire me when I’m writing, and that’s especially true … Continue reading

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learning from “tropes vs. women”

I swear, I’m forever behind the curve on pop culture things.  I only realized how awesome Led Zeppelin was after they’d broken up.  I only saw maybe one or two episodes each of Cheers, Friends, and Seinfeld.  I started watching … Continue reading

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whose culture is it, anyway?

So Selena Gomez, whom I’m familiar with thanks to my younger daughter, has honked off some people by wearing bindi during a performance at the latest MTV movie awards.  The comments quoted in the article basically say that Gomez, as … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox

I’m feeling poorly today, so I thought I’d play you “Sick Again.”  It’s a Led Zeppelin song that casual listeners of the band probably aren’t familiar with.     Being a Zep song, it is, needless to say, about sex … Continue reading

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