A Postcard From Chamonix

I saw an ad in the The New York Times, "$99 to London from New York, each way". This is going back a few years and I don't think anyone could find a deal like that today. Even in those days it was considered a deal and a half. I was 23 years old and …

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Post Card from Cinque Terre

  Characterization: This escape scene after Sophia and Jon, the main characters in my novella (a work in progress) escape a chase by Jack Crawford and the drunken conductor, whom I haven’t named yet. Victor, the Mariachi player, helps them get away. The scene starts after they arrive at a Villa in a town in …

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A Scene from “The Chase is On”

As I work on my novella I find that I am introducing characters in odd ways and then incorporating an element of surprise when they appear again. This time with purpose. Here is another snippet of the novella. It's small. "I don't want to give too much away!" Sophia was racing up the spiral staircase. …

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A Room with a View

In late April, Jon Seaborn and his friend Alfredo Grotto were arriving by train to Porta Santa Lucia, a small town in Italy on the Mediterranean coast. The town itself dates back to the 15th century. The streets are paved with cobblestone, each stone seemingly able to tell it’s own story through its dents and …

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Starting a Podcast 101

Introduction My latest endeavor was to start a podcast and it wasn’t my idea. Yet, once I started there was no stopping or holding me back. The question that came to mind and I’m sure through most people's minds, is how to get started. It wasn’t much a dilemma for me as I always tinkered …

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Easy Does It Podcast

The moment I introduce “The Easy Does It Podcast” to the Curtis Street blog is confirmation of a moment I was future thinking back in time. I never thought it would come to be. So, without further ado let me introduce you to the Easy Does It Podcast Show! Starring myself and my wife Mary. …

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A Scene from The Kingsford Gallery

A Scene from The Kingsford Gallery Continuing from the story of Jon Seaborn and Sophia Collins from the novella in progress with the working title: "A Postcard from Chamonix". They are in Paris and always a chase. This follows the two scenes I posted on this blog: The Near Escape and A Scene on the …

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Poetic Wisdom

Poetic Wisdom A Lunchtime Poem By David Morgan September 5, 2018 Introduction I was Inspired by an invitation to read QAnon website. Shortly afterwards, I took a lunchtime ride to the coffee shop with my little brown journal and pen. I call it a poem but it's not written in poetic verse, rhyme or meter. …

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The art of Being in San Francisco

The choir of seagulls, they gather at dock of Fisherman's Wharf. The royal red crab lay there still. The clackety ‘ol streetcar heard up the hill. The coldest Bay in July. The coldest day in July. The street poet tells an urban lore The scene for those who dare be poor. The cigarette ban at …

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i ve just seen the face

Facebook has become the faces of many thoughts on one view. Opinions, Trump, Ads, kudos videos, sloppy videos, real news, fake news, good news, bad news, cat photos, dog photos, even people photos and mothering scrapbooks. In a matter of a ten second scroll I know all the worlds business and I don’t mean the …

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Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets Nana’s Style

Lemon Parsley Chicken Cutlets “Nana’s Chicken Cutlets” By David Morgan Introduction The simplicity of chicken cutlets when done right is like heaven in your mouth. This recipe is a little more than a simple chicken cutlet but will satisfy, stupendify and delectify your senses and it’s been a family secret for generations. When I was …

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A Scene from A Near Escape

Characterization: The scene from "A Near Escape" is after Sophia and Jon, the main characters in my novella (a work in progress) escape a chase by Jack Crawford and the drunken conductor, whom I haven't named yet. Victor, the Mariachi player, helps them get away. The scene starts after they arrive at a Villa in …

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The Most Peculiar Cafe

A true story with a little imagination. The Place In the quaint Florida coastal town of Vero Beach, I stepped into a coffee shop with an odd mixture of small town folks in what I thought to be an ordinary cafe. Not unusual to notice that people were talking or reading and writing at their …

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Am I Crazy Or What? I dare you.

Introduction December 5, 2017 I had the great Idea that it would be fun to take an acting class. I found there is opportunity, thanks to the internet. A local theatre is auditioning for experienced and non-experienced actors. Stage experience or non-stage experience. Last night I was acting and dancing in my living room, it …

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