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The Glorious, The Miserable and The Ugly

Here is a brief synopsis of the best and worst of my experiences in compiling and editing the men’s anthology Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives:  Defining Moments. Highlights 1) Assembling forty diverse, stellar men to contribute transparent personal stories was a thrill for me!  These men have demonstrated strong character and high achievements in their lives. […]

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My Story, My Therapy

by Steven Schwartz, D.C. The writing process of my anthology contribution was very curious for me because the story I was writing about was still very fresh in my life.  Literally a few months following my actual resignation, I was invited to participate in this book. This story was therapy for me.  I was able […]

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Pickles, Prunes and Papas

After chuckling at the Pickles comic strip (by Brian Crane) in the Sunday, April  10, 2011 edition of the Denver Post, I immediately knew that I had blog material.  In that comic an elderly man is informing his young grandson that prunes are actually dried plums, just as raisins are merely dried-up grapes.  His grandson […]

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Hanging in There

I have been delighted with the attitude of most contributing authors to the men’s anthology in responding to proposed revisions from me and from my editing team.  Frankly, I anticipated a lot more defensiveness than I’ve encountered, as the stories are so deeply personal and the guys put forth an exceptional writing effort—some even wrote […]

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