Author Archives: J T Weaver

About J T Weaver

The author of "Uphill Both Ways," a thought provoking series of stories about life, family, and growing up.

Copyrights and other such things

One of my very favorite record albums of all time is Sgt. Peppers.  I bought it in the fall of 1967 and played it until the vinyl groves melted away.  Eventually I had to buy the record again.  When I … Continue reading

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E-Books

I recently bought some e-books from Amazon which I am enjoying on my Mac.  I bought them for the Cloud Reader.  My wife enjoys her Amazon e-books on her laptop PC, also from the Cloud Reader.   Before you buy an … Continue reading

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How Did I Ever Survive

Now that I’m retired and generally wandering aimlessly through life, I have a chance to notice things that before had escaped my attention. I started thinking of all the little labels and warnings that seem to permeate our lives.  I … Continue reading

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So You Want To Publish

I’m very new at this.  In 6 months, I’ve gone from never having written anything at all to being a published author.  It just shows what is possible in our modern world.  I’ve gone from complete ignorance of the literary … Continue reading

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Watching the Time

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For Sarah on her 26th birthday. Interesting isn’t it?  How do you watch something that doesn’t exist?  You can’t touch it or feel it, yet it rules your life.  At first, you only had to make the kindergarten bus and … Continue reading

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High Hopes – Guest Post

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High Hopes by Erica Douglas http://www.preachteach.com Once there was a little old ant.  In this case, there were thousands of little old ants. On the way home from one of our late summer evening walks, my three-year-old noticed a large … Continue reading

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The Farm – Guest Post

The Farm By:  Mary Ann Miller http://writersdaybook.wordpress.com There is a large two-story farmhouse that sits across State Route 50 from the little town of Avon, South Dakota.  Over the years it has been substantially remodeled and although it sits on … Continue reading

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She will never, not ever, eat a tomato — and my daughter’s other lines in the sand – Guest Post

She Will Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato — and my daughter’s other lines in the sand By Terri S. Vanech http://pushingonarope.com/ We had BLTs for dinner tonight.  In this heat, who wants to cook? A work-related phone call rendered … Continue reading

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A Letter to Shem — Guest Post

A Letter to Shem By Deborah Agube http://deborahagubeblog.wordpress.com/ If I could turn back the hands of the clock, I’d start my childhood with the day you came into my life looking at your fragile, soft body curled up like a … Continue reading

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Dear Dad – Guest Post

Dear Dad by Sage Doyle http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com When I was a child we got poison ivy together working in the yard we filled jugs with water trickling down the natural spring we dug up worms to go fishing You never treated … Continue reading

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Switzerland has spoken — Guest Post

Switzerland has spoken By Terri S. Vanech http://www.pushingonarope.com We have a running gag in the family.  Basil and I squabble over one point or another, and then look to Catherine for validation and she solemnly declares, “I am Switzerland.” She’s … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Now that you have decided you are going to help clean up the planet, you are probably looking for something new that you can do this year.  You replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in the house with the new … Continue reading

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Temperature

Have you ever just walked around your house and wondered how everything went wrong?  Try it.  It looks pretty normal doesn’t it?  It’s warm inside and cold outside.   There doesn’t seem to be a problem here.  Why am I doing … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Riches

I am often entertained by the widespread complaints throughout the social networking spaces about the rich in our country.  So I thought I would take a look at some of the factors consistent with the very rich.  This will be … Continue reading

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Firearms Control

The Federalist Point of View On December 15, 1791 the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were enacted.  We know them as our Bill of Rights.  We believe in them and protect them above all else in our Government.  Freedoms … Continue reading

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Beloved Boston

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We all have our hometown.  Mine isn’t Boston, I was born on the Cape.  But I went to college there, I worked there, and I loved it there.  Boston isn’t the biggest town, it’s not the oldest town, and it’s … Continue reading

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To Kill or to Capture

 “Gentlemen we can rebuild him, we have the technology” is in the opening to the fanciful 1970’s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man.  Interestingly, no one ever asks if we should rebuild him, because it is somehow assumed that … Continue reading

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Social Security

In honor of the receipt of my very first Social Security check deposit this week, I thought it appropriate to look into some of the myths of the Social Security Administration.  In these days of off-the-chart deficit spending, raising the … Continue reading

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