Rollie: A perspective on growing old.

Somewhere, Sometime, USA. “What?” The old man humped over in the passenger seat shot a glance from the corner of his eye. At ninety-seven, side-glances, or any movement, required effort and time to complete. “I asked if you slept well last night.” “No. No, the housekeeper does that once a week. My floor doesn’t get…

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Six reasons a writer’s critique group works for me.

Many authors have devoted their lives to writing. I haven’t. Books have always been my default source to learn any new skill. For writing I’ve added other resources, such as, workshops, conferences, blogs, critique groups and conversations with other writers. For me, a critique group offered an opportunity to gain objective feedback to improve my…

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Moles, a varmint what can drive a writer plum crazy.

If moles could see, would they have remorse for the damage they do? I doubt it. After many years of rural living, I was never able to catch, maim, kill or deter moles. My failed efforts included several types of “sure-fire” traps, gasoline and road flares. I’d tried drowning them with a garden hose and…

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A ride to “beemember”

Cycling the back roads of Oregon stuffs my mind with memories. Until this last year, my worst cycling experience had been a crash on a sharp turn. A little too full of myself, going too fast and I spilled myself all over a city sidewalk. In 2014, I had an experience, which has been added…

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“Kids Say The Darndest Things”*

This headline came to mind when I read a recent story published in my local newspaper. Art Linkletter made the phrase popular in his day and later Bill Cosby used it as a title for his CBS comedy series. It was true back then and is true today. The article titled “What is the worst…

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Press Release from Westbow Press

FBI Agent Must Save Former Informant in New Novel ‘Pure Evil’ Former FBI agent, private investigator John Lawe, authors new crime mystery. Salem, Ore. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 — Former FBI agent, private investigator John Lawe authors new crime mystery. Former FBI agent Matt Kinler’s world is turned upside down in one telephone call. When…

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Welcome to my new blog!

Welcome. My name is John Lawe, author of Pure Evil. I am so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I will be using this blog to interact with you about Pure Evil,…

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