My Little Town Thursday: Going to the Big Dance

Posted Mar 27 2014

Tonight, the University of Dayton will play Stanford in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. We weren’t predicted to make it this far. In fact, we were expected to be eliminated by Ohio State University in the first round. But, in a daytime game that brought network bandwidth to its knees in offices throughout the area, […]

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My Little Town Tuesday: The Shopping o’ The Greene.

Posted Mar 18 2014

On Saturday I went shopping at a local mall called The Greene. The Greene is one of those “now that we’ve killed all the urban downtown areas, let’s put together a romanticized, homogenized version of a downtown in out in suburbia, far from the nearest public transit station” shopping malls. Whoever came up with the […]

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Fiction Friday: Plotting 101

Posted Mar 14 2014

I’m going to be a teacher. There’s a center here in Dayton called Words Worth Writing. They offer various craft classes for both non-fiction and fiction writers, including some by the amazing Katrina Kittle. I’ve taken several classes over the past few years and even met some new friends that way. So when Darren McGarvey, the owner, asked […]

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My Little Town Tuesday: Doing My (Jury) Duty

Posted Mar 4 2014

On Friday I was summoned to jury duty by My Little County. The case involved a young man charged with five counts of aggravated menacing. Fourteen witnesses told different versions of the same story. It was like the movie Roshomon, only without the subtitles. Note: This is the story as I remember it. As you’ll realize by the end of […]

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