Interview with Stephen Page by Garrett Dennert of Orson’s Publishing

Stephen Page

We (Orson’s Publishing) Had a wonderful time chatting with author Stephen Page about his latest book, A Ranch Bordering the Salty River.
Interview by Garrett Dennert @gdennert

OP: What’s your writing process like? What about your revision process?
SP: My writing process depends mostly upon the upon the genre, but is also subject to place, the day, or the occasion. Usually, for poetry or fiction, the idea will just come to me, and I will go to a café, or sit on a park bench, or pull the car over to the side of the road—then pull out my ever-present notebook, and scribble down a first draft. I have written on café napkins, matchbook covers, candy wrappers, or whatever is within reach at the time—like the palm of my hand or my forearm. If I am at home, I go directly to my office and sit at my desk and…

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Intermission (2) – Home Front – The Blitz Kids of Palm Beach, FL

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The Elliot Children

Three young siblings sit at a fountain.  Two girls in matching dresses and white, floppy bonnets; a lad in a schoolboy’s jacket and shorts.  Their smiles are subdued.  The children are long-term guests at the compound of one of Palm Beach’s more famed denizens, Charles Merrill.

Across the sea, their mother pines for her son and two daughters.  But she knows they are safer in America than they would be in England.  Night after night, the full fury of the Nazi war machine bombs their homeland.  “This photo shows Alistair, Anne and Jean Eliot one Sunday at a church in Palm Beach called Bethesda,” poet and writer Alistair Eliot, now 84, recalled. [Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.  Anne on the left; Jean in the middle.]

Charles Merrill

Their emergency host being Charles Merrill, founder of the world’s largest brokerage firm.   Alistair knows little about his family’s connections to…

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Thursday Doors – The Cosmos Club

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The Cosmos Club

One of the meetings I attended last week in Washington, D.C. was held at The Cosmos Club. I’m not saying that attending this meeting is the only way I could get inside, but, as they say on their website:

The Cosmos Club, founded in 1878, is a private social club for men and women distinguished in science, literature and the arts or public service. Members come from virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction.

Among its members have been three Presidents, two Vice Presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 61 Pulitzer Prize winners and 55 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

So, as soon as some respected authority takes notice of the creative genius and intellectual distinction that is No Facilities, I’m in. Either that or maybe a friend of a…

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The difference between the NEC and other regional corridor services.


M.E. Singer opinion from California Rail News

The premise of regionalization of passenger rail should be incorporated to ensure the viability of any national infrastructure program in the US. Although the California JPAs have created from scratch a spectacular inter-connecting regional program; the Northeast Corridor merely picked-up from where the Pennsylvania, New Haven, and New York Central left off, their remains a void of far too many unserved potential regional corridors.

However, unlike California and the NEC, their is little linkage between other regional states, despite their past history of being well served by a network of passenger rail operated by the private railroads. The issue today is how to incentivize the Class 1s, Amtrak, commuter, and the individual states to work together, as the markets are there, unserved by rail; forced to accept clogged interstates and expensive, infrequent air service–all inhibiting economic growth and tourism, due to a lack…

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Post 1426: Dougy’s awake now..!

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I catch Dougy coming out of his lion’s lair. Uh oh! Dougy’s awake now…


…and he’s going to… 


~ OH NO! Don’t do it Dougy! ~

Aw! Dang cat! Scratching the furniture again!


Maybe he’ll be nice to Andy. Or not! Andy’s kitty sense tingles, his ears go back!


I think Andy suspects Dougy has a plan, a plan that involves ACHASE! Andy slips off the recliner and goes to his hidey hole. Good move Andy!


Very sneaky, Dougy!

Turns out all he wanted was a “skritch” while on his ottoman.

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The Best Port Canaveral Transportation Service In Central Florida Areas

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Transportation Port Canaveral

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The Book Of Life

Live Your Dreams 24/7

Is it all over? That’s the end of life for you?
Why the hell would you say that? Not all is lost
Why, what happened? Did she leave you?
Did you lose your love? Is that all?

Close your eyes and let the heaviness settle
A few deep breaths and you will feel light
Move towards a new beginning, you can
Walk, unsteadily maybe but just walk forward

Because you are not just a chapter that ends
You are book which comes in series, that will go on

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