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With Gladness: The Modern Era

Where do we even begin to describe our modern holiday celebrations? Do we take a rosy image, ironic portrait, or cynical tone? With no offense to anyone’s preferred ways of celebrating (and I know I’ll miss mentioning some clever and … Continue reading

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With Gladness: Vietnam Conflict

There’s a lot of irony in that title, isn’t there? Gladness and joy usually aren’t the terms we associate with the Vietnam Conflict. Why did I even put a story with that setting in the Christmas story collection? I try … Continue reading

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With Gladness: The Dust Bowl

One of the best things about writing is finding the right setting for a story. In my opinion, the more challenge in the historical setting, the better emphasis on character change and struggle. An especially difficult and challenging time in … Continue reading

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