Monthly Archives: June 2011

Come September in Palestine

I’ve just returned from the place variously referred to as Palestine, the West Bank, Judea and Samaria. Geographical names are a very big deal there. Israeli checkpoints still control access to the major cities in Palestine. When the soldiers at … Continue reading

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Beirut, wonderful place once you get there

I arrived in Beirut after 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning on a flight from Frankfurt.  The Lufthansa flight was delayed by at least an hour due to passenger chaos.  Crowd control is not a strong suit with Lufthansa at the best … Continue reading

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Shortlisted?

I made the initial cut in the James Jones First Novel Contest.  The winner gets $10,000.  Surely winning would also get you an agent, if not a publisher.   Usually around 600 writers enter.  In addition to the top winner, there … Continue reading

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