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Okay, semi-misleading title.  But I had to get you here, didn’t I? Here’s the scoop:  One of my short stories, Living in the Singularity, will be a film soon and I’m excited to tell you about it.  A  local production company, Voyager Video, liked a script based on the story written by the very talented Don McGlynn, a long-time friend and...

The routine of breakfast consumption in NEPA involves more than mimosas and toast.  We get our truest, necessary sustenance from politics.  A slice of gossip here, buttered with a little bit of hearsay there, and a healthy balanced meal of the latest corruption arrests coupled with  rampant speculation about upcoming elections leaves us ready for work to talk about it...

Very few of us can imagine the horror and terror of waking to a house fire.  Nobody should have to.  And especially, nobody should have to on the weekends.  Says PP&L. In a city where just a few years ago a firefighter died because of electrocution, we just witnessed a family lose a home that could’ve seen less damage had...

The rush the gambler feels, the manic thrill of hitting on the river, the blood-pumping anxiety while watching the flop… the addictive chemicals are too much to handle.  The gambler returns again and again, win or lose. Most lose. So I can empathize as I dealt with yet another rejection in my attempt to ascend the dias upon which the...

A return from my honeymoon means a return to the world of blogging.  I’ll have a post with some reflections on that magical time in relatively short order.  To hold you off, the feature image is of Spello, the town I spent most of my time in.  Bella! My absence from America over the holidays means I missed a lot...

It’s important that I spend some more time blogging, as opposed to thinking about blogging.  The format of this space hasn’t really been solidified in my mind, yet.  Since this is TomBorthwick.com and not NEPArtisan.com, my former political blog, it’s obvious that the focus is different. So I’d rather my writing life take precedence over the political one.  I’d also...

As many of you know, I write stuff.  Words, if you will.  And sometimes I string them together into something other than blog  posts.  Today, one of my “story stories” (as they are known) was published by a fantastic online literary magazine called Bewildering Stories. I came across this journal some time ago when I was researching what was happening...

The past year of not having a blog has been a whirlwind.  I’ve gotten married, I ran for and lost a race to become a Scranton School Director, and I’ve gotten married.  That’s in there twice because, oh boy, does that require planning, stress, and work.  But the payoff was wonderful.  I happen to like my wife.  It’s a nice...

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