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Posted by on Oct 30, 2007 in Misc | 1 comment

Mark Whitlock’s mom

Friday, 11/2/07 9:11 p.m. UPDATE on Ramona Whitlock After a sweet evening of stories over cafeteria food, tears together with Mom, and prayers united in love, Mom went from this world to the next adventure . . . heaven. As soon as details are firmed up, I will let you all know. Thank you for being with us in spirit and in prayer. You’ll never know how much the dozens of emails and phone calls mean to all of us. SummaryMy mother, Ramona Whitlock, was in a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon, 10/21/07. She had no head, neck, or spine injuries. However, she has multiple leg fractures. Her past health history is complicating her recovery. She has had three orthopedic surgeries and is now battling heart, lung, kidney, and liver issues. In an earlier post, I asked a question, “We now sit in the audience to watch what God will do: will He conduct a symphony of miracles or will he rouse the chorus of heaven in a ‘welcome home’...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2007 in Misc | 0 comments

The World Series

Colorado should be proud. Now they can fight and scratch their way back to an NL West Division Win, NL Pennant, and then World Series championship. You haven’t heard the last from this team. Never fear, I’m still a Braves and Dodgers fan. We’ll see what next season...

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2007 in Misc | 0 comments

Go Rockies

If the streak wasn’t enough, here’s why I’m cheering for the Rockies to take the World Series. In four...

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2007 in Misc | 0 comments

When Backstory Can Kill a Good Thing

As an aspiring fiction writer, I have learned the value of backstory. My current novel, The Ledgers, is built on the backstory of characters who die (or were already dead) in the first act. I can’t possibly tell their entire stories. Like most authors, I’ve fallen in love with the heroes and get spooked by the bad guys. I greatly respect the care and craft that Joanne Rowling brought to the Harry Potter series. I do hope she continues to write and perhaps introduces us to other characters as rich as the ones in Potter. She’s on a landmark tour right now and spent last evening reading and answering questions at venerable Carnegie Hall. Today’s news, however, should ruffle some feathers, wrinkle some brows, and wreak havoc on some websites. I leave the news for you to read and react to on your own. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7053982.stm Personally, I can’t wait to see what Robert McGee, Ted Baher, and PluggedIn have to say about this revelation. I guess I like to...

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2007 in Misc | 1 comment

Please Click

Friends,I’m amazed. According to SiteMeter, more than 300 of you visited my site during the last seven days. According to ClusterMaps, you are coming from ALL over the world. Thanks for visiting. I recently became a writer for Suite101. My first article appeared there this morning. Please click on the link at the top of the page to read my article on The Marathon Training Mileage Ramp. I earn pennies and nickels through my writing there when you click. No purchase necessary. Let me know what you think....

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