Monthly Archive: March 2013

All is Renewed!

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However you observe the rebirth of the corporeal and ethereal at this time of year, please accept my sincerest wishes for renewed love, peace, and joy for you and all of yours. E. G. Fabricant

Introducing: “Pipe Dream”

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Improve your mind: Learn Zen 101 in under an hour; Indulge your basic distrust of attorneys, guilt-free; and Laugh yer arse off, in the bargain, For less than a dollar (tax excluded). How, you say?  Simple: download “Pipe Dream,” the 10th of a dozen stories in my first collection, Matters Familiar. Here’s an introduction: “Pipe …

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Introducing: “Pallbearer”

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Ninety-nine cents would do you no good at all at Starbucks–but it will buy you any one of the 12 stories from my collection, Matters Familiar, in your favorite e-reader format.  (And, if you need a warmup, there are seven free stories available, as well. Here’s an introduction to Number Nine in Matters Familiar:   …

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Dr. Barry: “Uncle Milt” & Strange Fruit

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You’re going to enjoy the fruits of the journey Dr. Barry Pascal undertook after seeing a live performance of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.  (It’s especially timely because Billie Holiday’s recording of “Strange Fruit” plays a central role in my story, Meridian.)  You can find Barry‘s humorous works for sale here.—EGF Billy Crystal’s “Uncle Milt” and …

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We Have a Winner!

All is revealed! On Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day–as promised–I drew a winner from all my active subscribers, who will in short order be the owner of a brand new Kindle Fire HD.  Here’s how it went down:     Disappointed?  Don’t be–there’s another opportunity coming up, on Independence Day next.  While you’re here, just scroll up and register …

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Introducing: “Meridian”

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A gentle reminder that–besides enjoying them in my collection, Matters Familiar–you can sample and buy each story individually. Welcome to the eighth story of 12: “Meridian.” Two questions came to mind that gave birth to “Meridian:” Why do we have such difficulty relating to other people who are not exactly like us? What if a …

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Introducing: “Medalists”

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Did you know that–besides enjoying them in my collection, Matters Familiar–you can sample and buy each story individually? We’re over the hump–today’s featured story is seventh among 12: “Medalists.”     “Medalists” was–as they say in the movies–“inspired by actual events.”  A while back, while soaking in a hotel spa after a workout, I encountered …

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M. L. Stedman: The Light Between Oceans

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If I’ve read a more elegant and absorbing a tale of the danse macabre between morality and mortality than M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans, I don’t remember it.  (The book is the second selection for CapRadio Reads, Capital Public Radio’s most excellent book club.  We’re meeting Tuesday, March 12 to discuss it.) Stedman …

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Introducing: “The Jewel of Genoa”

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Did you know that–besides enjoying them in my collection, Matters Familiar–you can sample and buy each story individually? Today’s tour of those stories stops at the halfway point of the collection’s 12 stories–Number Six: “The Jewel of Genoa:”     “The Jewel of Genoa” was my first story and remains my favorite.  The loss of …

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Introducing: “Intentional Walk”

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Did you know that–besides enjoying them in my collection, Matters Familiar–you can sample and buy each story individually? Today’s tour of those stories stops at Number Five of the collection’s 12 stories: “Intentional Walk:”     “Intentional Walk” was informed by watching my own kids and others’ in “organized” athletics.  More specifically, one of my …

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Introducing: “Gemini”

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You’re cordially invited to sample each of the stories in my collection, Matters Familiar. Today’s tour stops at Number Four of the collection’s 12 stories: “Gemini:”     “Gemini” was inspired by the kind of conflict that life can hand out among family members, especially in larger ones. (I grew up with four brothers and three …

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