Category Archives: Writing

Hello, I Must Be Going

Quote of the Day: “Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going. I’m glad I came but just the same I must be going.”–Groucho After three years and three months, 518 posts, … Continue reading

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The Last Eccentric

Quote of the Day: Sweet:  “…..I had to go chase down Henry first and then…” TB:  “wait a minute, who’s Henry?” Sweet:  “I didn’t tell you about Henry? That’s my dog.” TB:  “What kind of dog did you get?” Sweet: … Continue reading

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Malady of Reverie

Quote of the Day: “There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Reading isn’t good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn’t hit home runs. So I gave up reading. –Babe Ruth The boy stood in … Continue reading

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The Man With The Golden Watch

Quote of the Day: “In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The early spring weather is so perfect right now, except for the unbearable pollen. I was … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Among TB’s excuses for neglecting the TBU lately is that I am actually “working on something.” It will probably wind up being a collection of stories, except you know how in almost any book there is … Continue reading

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Wise Words For the Weekend

Sometimes writing this blog is easy. I get four or five ideas lined up and go to town for a week or two. TB is slightly ashamed to admit I get a little pleased with myself. Lately this has not … Continue reading

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The Lost Letter

A friend told me a tale awhile back that captured my imagination. I’ve been turning it over in my head for months because I thought it had the makings of a great fictional story. I decided to write page one … Continue reading

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The New Year’s Eve Girl

Quote of the Day: And I shall find some girl perhaps, And a better one than you, With eyes as wise, but kindlier, With lips as soft, but true. And I daresay she will do. “The Chilterns”–Rupert Brooke They’d been … Continue reading

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Greatness In The Mist

Quote of the Day: Then move the trees, the copses nod, Wings flutter, voices hover clear: “O just and faithful knight of God! Ride on! the prize is near.” So pass I hostel, hall, and grange; By bridge and ford, … Continue reading

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