Author Archive: tyunglebower

Yes, Virginia, Revisited

I have over the last several Christmases reposted an essay I wrote about the most reproduced newspaper editorial in the history of the English language: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. You can find that annual post here. As I end another year as a writer of no particular fame or influence, I think …

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National Poetry Month ’22

Welcome to April, and to National Poetry Month. First established in 1996, it is a time to both read and write more poetry as an overall appreciation of the craft. I want to take this chance to mention two things. One is to ask that you head over to the “My Books” section of this …

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Less Than Medium

I have written several essays over on Medium over the last year or two. None of them have gone viral. Disappointing, but the price one pays sometimes for not being well connected already. I was, however, willing to accept the possibility of the right person reading my work on the site, and guiding it to …

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Believe in Your Bravery

Believe in your bravery in all tenses. You won’t merely be brave, you have already been so. Yes, you’ve cut corners or embellished your story here and there–so have we all. Yet you know that life at times has lacerated you, fattened your lip, broken your nose, chipped your teeth: all in ways the world …

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The Writer’s Traffic Circle

The blogging portion of this website perfectly illustrates the title concept of this post. We all know how the driving circle works. (Hopefully, so nobody gets hurt out there.) When clear, one enters the circle, and drives around it, until reaching the road they need, at which point they exit and continue on their way. …

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