Category Archives: Dick’s Posts

I Could Use That

Only because it’s happened to me three times in the last week am I moved to address something I’m sure many writers have to deal with, that moment when someone tells you a bit of interesting information or an intriguing … Continue reading

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“Be Tender, Laugh More”

A prolific and well-loved Oregon writer, Brian Doyle, died last week. Though I shared the other Portland with him for thirteen years, I didn’t know him except through his essays and fiction. He edited the University of Portland’s alumni magazine … Continue reading

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Pie Fixes Everything . . . Mostly

Shameless Self-Promotion Department, Part I—See me at the following events in May: Saturday, May 13 at 2 PM: Reading and Talk at South Portland Main Library on Broadway Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM: Talk with Kate Flora, Lea Wait, … Continue reading

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Fiddling in the Spring

Had a wonderful time at the well-known local showcase for writers in Westbrook known as Books in the Brook last Saturday. Always a pleasure to talk to an audience that comprises more than my wife and the cat. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Alternative Facts

“Writers are liars, my dear, surely you know that by now? And yet, things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” –Neil … Continue reading

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Thanks to Mon Oncle

First: In the Shameless Commerce division, please put January 28 on your calendar for Local Writers at the Local Buzz café and wine bar in Cape Elizabeth, 4:00 to 5:00 PM. I will be reading from Solo Act and new … Continue reading

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The Perfect Game

Seriously, Cass? More baseball stuff? Well, feel free to move along if you don’t have a yen for The Perfect Game but if you stick around, I’ll try to connect it to something closer to our hearts. The great Rogers … Continue reading

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