Author Archives: hawleywood40

About hawleywood40

Writer, Steelers Fan in Baltimore, Frequent Visitor to the Shot Fairy

Movin’ On

Hawleyville will always be the place I discovered my blogging (as opposed to journaling) voice, and where I learned to bring some discipline and structure to my writing and to begin promoting my works. But times and my perspective have … Continue reading

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Unsettling Anthology Update

I am still on a blogging moratorium as I work on editing my book, but I could not in good conscious not post an update about this here. Rather than go into the details, I’ll just say that it seems … Continue reading

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Springing

Happy first day of spring! I’ve been on vacation for the last week-and-a-half. I took a short beach trip to my aunt and uncle’s with my mom and a good friend. Other than that, I’ve been editing, reading, resting and generally … Continue reading

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Adventures in Editing

Most of my blog’s regular readers fall into two categories. Many are writers who have “been there, done that” when it comes to editing a book. Others are friends and family who are probably as interested in the editing process as I am in best practices … Continue reading

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The Man in the Mountains

One of my heroes looks like a movie-star President. But my love for him has nothing to do with his resemblance to an American icon. March always makes me think about my great-uncle Weach, one of my paternal grandmother’s four … Continue reading

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Pet Names

“Whatcha want, Skeeter?” I called across the room the other night, using the voice I reserve for baby-talking to my cat. He’d been meowing at me while I tried to check my email. Sylvester stretched and looked at me like … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Dirty

I’ve been overcome with a desire to play in the dirt. I want to sit in the grass with morning dew soaking my butt. I want to weed my gardens. I wasn’t much of a gardener until I hit my … Continue reading

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Yahoo!! I Get to Sit in Traffic Now ….

My day job often requires me to tackle complex problem-solving. As an introvert, I do that best if left alone.  With uninterrupted time and peaceful surroundings , I can usually wrap my head around issues and come up with solutions. My … Continue reading

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The Sims 3: A Great Escape

I am writer, hear me roar! I am a disciple of discipline who has no time for mindless distractions. At least that’s what I’d have people believe when I put my best foot forward in this blog. The truth is, … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

At work the other day, I saw a heartbreaking bit of bathroom-stall graffiti. I work on the college campus that spit me out with a bachelor’s degree almost 20 years ago. On the way back from a meeting, I cut through a … Continue reading

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