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Watertown Neighbors

There is a new local magazine just starting to make the rounds, called Watertown Neighbors. The publication brands itself as: “A community magazine serving the residents of Watertown.”     I recently had the chance to write a book review, which appears in the current issue.   In keeping with its community-oriented theme, I chose …

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    Every two or three years, the sickness hits me. My heart starts to feel heavy, my mind drifts off to a faraway place, my lungs cannot fill with adequate air. The walls seem to be drawing closer, and the ceiling lower, by fractions of millimeters each day, until I’m struck with an almost …

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Go on Living

I’ve been going through boxes of family mementos, unearthing a hodgepodge of my own memories, and mysterious, black and white photographs from long before I was born. One item I found caught me by surprise. It was a poem I had written long ago. I haven’t thought of it in years. Although there were no …

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2017 Reading Challenge, Part 4

I’m still plowing ahead with my promise to read at least 4 books per month throughout 2017… and I’m also trying to expand my horizons, so to speak, by reading some books outside my normal, favorite genres. Here’s a run-down on what I read in April.   The Awakening and the Selected Short Stories– Kate Chopin …

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Mom: A Mother’s Day Lament

Mom ©2017 Holly E. Gaskin   You hated having your picture taken. I guess that explains why there are only three photographs of us together when I was a baby. One, when I was in your tummy, just days before entering the world. A second picture was snapped when I was just a few days old, …

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Fail!

I guess I’m just not tech-savvy enough to be a writer in today’s world. I tried creating a “secret page” on my website. I then posted links on my social media accounts. The idea was to draw readers to the secret page on my website. They’d then be able to click on Door #1 or …

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2017 Reading Challenge, Part 3

I am still keeping my promise to read at least 4 books a month… I’m just a month behind in posting them. So, without further ado, here are the books I read in March. My Sister’s Keeper– Jodi Picoult Since Picoult’s novel Great Small Things was my favorite book of 2016, I decided to delve …

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Happy Birthday, Dad.

Happy 77th birthday to my Dad, Adolph Robert Cordova, Jr.  We spent more years apart than together. There’s no making up for that much lost time, especially taking into consideration his Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/ Paranoid Schizophrenia. Also, the physical distance between us. I hope they did something nice for him in his nursing home in Brookline, …

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Month #2 of Reading Challenge

I  don’t want my readers to think that I have abandoned my self-imposed challenge to read at least 4 books a month throughout 2017. I posted a pretty extensive report of the books I read in January. I don’t have the time or energy to post as detailed a commentary on the books I’ve read …

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Take Two

I think readers would be surprised to learn that many authors don’t read their own books once they finish writing them. I’m one of those authors. My reason is, I’m always moving on to the Next Big Idea. However, there’s always exceptions. Since I made the decision to add new chapters to my 2011 book, Finding …

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