Monday, February 27, 2012


John Steinbeck said: "A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn't telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of meaning, of feeling, of observing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all life trying to be less lonesome."

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  1. Dude! What happened to your FB profile? Is everything okay? Jayne

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    1. The gods of darts are displeased.

      I am avoiding fb until they return me to their favor.

      No, really, just taking a break.

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  2. Maybe you are due to write a piece about sincerity. Words, words and words. They had me fooled for a while. I can only assume someone else will be doing the teaching of this admirable trait.

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  3. When I read one of your articles, my perception is you write what life has taught you about “something”... often a couple of “somethings”. Because my life was/is different, I may have a different view of “something”, so I try to understand where you’re coming from, and if I should adjust my view because of experiences you’d had, that I was deprived of/spared from. That makes your writings a service to me, but I always wonder if my feedback is a service to you?

    I’m well aware I may be missing the point you’re trying to make in any piece, or I might just take your point as a given, depending on my experience. If I don’t comment on the point you were trying to make, do you assume I didn’t “get it”, or that I don’t agree? Damn, I wish I could explain better.

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    1. The floor is also yours. I encourage the options of others even if I disagree with them.

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  4. OK, but if you're making a case for red, and I take it as a case for green, responding with a case for blue, there's going to be a lot of head scratching going on.

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