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Rules and Regulations

“Number one – no smoking in the toilet. Number two – no smoking pot on the plane.”

Northwest flight attendant laying down the rules and regulations to my brother somewhere between Tokyo and Anchorage, 1980.

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Dad’s sense of humor

“Aramco may have banned Christmas decorations, but they said nothing about New Year’s.” John T. W. Nixon, Dhahran, December 1979 as he hung “New Year’s” lights in the window near the New Year’s tree.

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“We’ll hit them for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, that’s what.” Tom Parry, Pierrepont School, in response to what if the bouncers from the topless pub come looking for me for their money.

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My Dear Mrs. Nixon

“My dear Mrs. Nixon. It is not my responsibility to teach these boys what they should, by now, have already mastered.” English teacher to my mom, Portora Royal, N. Ireland.

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Testing an RSS feed

Just testing a feed.

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What I got back

Not too bad, really. 😉

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Ghost from the past


Feel free to drop me a note sometime. Cheers.


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I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who’ve supported my effort to get my memoir published. I’ve received the manuscript back from my proofer and have incorporated the latest changes. Most significantly, I have both the hook and mini-synopsis with zero ambiguity. Cheers!

Now the real work begins.

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Got room to add in some additional flavor.

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Proofer says the Pierrepont section needs some work. The good news is that her comments have led me to a solution and I’ve already fixed one issue. Got some kneading to do on another chapter but the changes are minimal. Cool!

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