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Skinny's Sorry

First, I’m sorry if I caused any trouble on GA. That was never my intention.   No one wants to read about another person’s illness, so I’ll make this brief. Last Tuesday morning I went to our emergency room due to strong abdominal pains. After a scan, the ER doctor told me I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer; it had already spread to my abdomen wall and into my liver. I’m a realist, and there is only one prognosis – which is obvious. It’s just a matter of how long.   The rest of the week was sp

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Anthonin Scalia's School

So is it true, after receiving an anonymous $30 million donation, they wanted to rename the George Mason School of Law to honor the recently deceased justice?   And the name chosen was the Antonin Scalia School of Law.   ASSOL or, I suppose, ASSLaw to avoid embarrassment.   Shit! You can't make this stuff up!

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Sunjunctivitis

Having experienced a jillion years of Latin , you don't know how difficult it is for me to not use the subjunctive when David and Twoey are describing their points of view. But not too many 15 year old kids use the subjunctive case, at least not since about 500 AD. So I just wince and carry on.   O! Utinam ne pueri Diligibat!!

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A Serious Decision Concerning "18 Weeks"

I think I mentioned somewhere that 18 Weeks was begun in the middle of September '14 and finished sometime in April '15. I am (obviously) not a writer by profession, but the story just kept pouring out as I wrote all the chapters, every one. Then, of course, the hard part. I must have rewritten the chapters thousands of times, moving stuff around, adding and subtracting characters, etc. I'm sure every writer does this, but I certainly had never written a 250,000 word story before! Prior to

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