Category Archives: Expository Writing

The Manager’s Wife

Some things, even minor things, still stick in the memory like a dagger. Once upon a time I found myself working a part-time minimum wage job as a groundskeeper and general handyman at a government subsidized low-income housing complex. It … Continue reading

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Imagery and Implication

As a student of damned near everything including psychology, child development, mass communications and so forth, a single phrase in a newspaper article jumped right out at me. The article is about a coming solar eclipse and includes the following … Continue reading

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A Foot In The Door

Putting “a foot in the door” harks back to the days of cold call door-to-door salesmen. Salesmen would knock on residential doors or, if you were wealthy enough to have one, ring the door bell. The housewife would open the … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz?

What’s the buzz Tell me what’s a-happening What’s the buzz Tell me what’s a-happening What’s the buzz Tell me what’s a-happening What’s the buzz Tell me what’s a-happening What’s the buzz Tell me what’s a-happening What’s the buzz Tell me … Continue reading

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Movie Words

“We don’t use those movie words in front of other people.” True stories are the best kinds of stories. This all came about in a matter of seconds: Arguably the first word most children learn how to say is “No”. … Continue reading

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Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

They are neither on fire, nor are they flies. They bear no correlation to lightning and they are simply not bugs. They are bioluminescent beetles, a species of winged insect. Yet we persist, none the less, in calling them fireflies … Continue reading

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Where’s that damned remote?

So right about now you’re asking yourself: “Where’s that damned remote?” There’s little satisfaction in my life; I rarely if ever get what I want. But when I complete a simple task – solve a problem, satisfaction is there; sparse … Continue reading

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