Why We Love Oral.

Talking is what we know and what makes us feel safe.

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A recent study showed that 57 percent of new books are never finished. That’s a lot of bored people.

To say we’ve shortened our attention spans with television, movies and Netflix is like saying comic books spoiled us for reading. It didn’t spoil us.

Maybe that’s why we hate reading so much. Dead air scares us. Silence suggests a downed line, a computer glitch.

Our presidents, our senates, our whole congressional framework is based on what looks good, sounds good and ultimately gets shot down by others with different numbers.

It was a hotel, maybe a Holiday Inn or a Meridian, and one day it’ll be on YouTube under: “Idiots Who Grab The Clam When They Shouldn’t.”

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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