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Profile: Greg Maffett


Latest Articles

Holding Serve

Published: November 7, 2012

We just had an election in the USA. Here is a glance at how we seem to be behaving.

Lord of the Flies

Published: September 20, 2012

End of summer battles on the homefront.

Wednesday Wine

Published: February 25, 2012

A review of five wineries in the Napa Valley.

Latest Blog Posts

Not Enough Time

Published: December 14, 2012

Peace comes after.

Her place in the World

Published: December 12, 2012

Eulogy for my Mom. The priest stopped me after the second paragraph and told me to slow down. But I got through and think I said all the words.

Auditory Acuity

Published: November 14, 2012

The word on the street...and in the pubs...etc.

Latest Short Stories

Funkmaster G Dawg

Published: February 16, 2012

It's all so fictional...


Published: January 5, 2012

It's short and its a story.

Central Problem

Published: November 11, 2011

The problem is the problem.

Latest Reviews


Published: February 26, 2012

Review of the book Vertical by Rex Pickett.

The Eulogist

Published: July 22, 2011

A cool play on a hot summer night in the South.


Published: November 14, 2010

A good door is hard to find.

Latest Poems

Time Again

Published: April 21, 2012

Poems don't write themselves. So every now and then...

Slacker's Silioquy

Published: February 12, 2012

A few words when I should have been doing something else.

Where am I?

Published: February 3, 2012

Now and then, I remember where I am.

Latest Recipes

Red Stew and Green Soup

Published: December 16, 2010

Two dishes that I eat year round, but it feels like a holiday when I'm home, so I'll list them as holiday recipes.

Latest Web Novel Chapters

Sharp Park Part 4

Published: September 13, 2010

The not very long awaited nor highly anticipated conclusion.

Sharp park part 3

Published: August 21, 2010

its all about problem solving, really.

Sharp Park part 2

Published: August 10, 2010

Chapter 2 of 4...

Latest How-tos

As I Live and Breathe

Published: January 11, 2013

A home repair story for those totally unskilled in home repair.