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What kind of grapes are you planting and what do plan to do with all the fruit?
April 23, 2013
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We planted Tempranillo grapes, a spanish variety.  They were born in Winters, California.  We anticipate our first harvest in three years and will celebrate with a foot-stomping-wine-making party.  We’re now battling gophers… I have a story brewing about those miscreants.  Thanks for asking! Eric aka Etc.Guy
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Do you have any advice for a new writer?
April 11, 2013
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Yes…practice, practice and more practice.  Treat writing as you would a sport, art, or other interest.  If you enjoy writing, the “practice” part comes much more easily.  I spend many hours researching and outlining before I put the pen to the pad.  My early  drafts are often junk.  But it gets my brain going.  I suggest setting […]
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How did you start writing?
March 15, 2013
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With fat crayons handed out by my first grade teacher.  She was patient both years I took her class. I actually wrote for several Northern California newspapers long ago when I was a municipal recycling coordinator.  I wrote a column entitled Garbage Talk and told stories about weird things dumped in the landfill.  Like when a trailer load of laundry detergent […]
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February 18, 2013
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 Hello Readers, I received some amusing comments regarding the Valentine’s Day article.  And one reader (a lady married over 40 years) sent me this photo.  She’ll remain anonymous…I protect the innocent…but I appreciate her humor! – Eric aka Etc. Guy