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When Risks Go Wrong

“Blue mountains” by Adam Kubalica I talk about fear and bravery a lot because they’re big parts of my writing life—and not just because I write horror. I encourage writers (including myself) to be brave and take risks. Ideally the groundwork of education, hard work, and patience is already laid …

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7 Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth (Be With You)

Happy May 4th! Also known as May the Fourth and the nerdiest day of the entire year. (Yes, even counting Pie Day on March 14th.) See, the date sounds a lot like “may the force,” which is commonly said in Star Wars movies. But we’re guessing you already knew that …

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Tips and Recipes for the perfect skewer

When BBQ season swings around again, it’s always an excellent opportunity to brush up on those outdoor cooking skills, and re-visit recipes with more technique. Like, learning how to grill skewers. They’re a great addition to any grill, and succulent skewers of marinated and flame grilled meat, seafood, fish or vegetables …

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Consciously Framing the Story

When news broke of immigrant Latino children being held in cages on the southern border of the US, I remembered Wendell Berry’s poem, “Questionnaire,” and its especially resonant last stanza: State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,the energy sources, the kinds of security,for which you would kill a child.Name, please, …

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