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The contents at this location are archives only, as this blog was reformatted in April 2019. To find new posts, go to the new URL. Comments have been disabled on this site, however, I still want to know what you think, no matter how old the post. Please email your comments and feedback to blogger @ thewritebeat.com. Thanks!

Ten Routine Messages I Refuse to Accept

November 20th, 2018
Daily life in America: what it is like for you? My list of things to be grateful for in America is very, very long. Of course, I cannot deny that frustration and hardship exists. more »

You Gotta' Read This Book

October 18th, 2018
It's only been a week since I borrowed a copy from my library, and I'm already getting sick of hearing myself say it. ---------- Teacher: "The kids are acting so tribal these days." Me: "You gotta' read this book." ---------- Observer: "I can't… more »

Tuned In or Tuned Out?

September 7th, 2018
I have written nothing, because what I want to say is just too large, too intense, too heavy. Where do I start? How do I arrange my points? What is my point exactly? The only thing prolific about the material I'm producing right now is the writer's… more »

Stand Up Straight

August 3rd, 2018
Just watch a cable television station long enough to catch a few commercial breaks and you'll be wondering how we ever got along without medications, surgeries, fitness equipment, or weight loss pills. In response, I'm recycling the following post from… more »

They're Here: Spotted Lanternflies Hatching

May 30th, 2018
Last summer I considered myself lucky. I had been spared the experience of living inside a swarm of the latest (and possibly greatest) pest problem to fly into my region of Pennsylvania. I found something this week, however, that proved my luck has ended … more »