John Maberry

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That's me in the photo, relaxing with my friend Larry. We (the wife and I; not Larry) have relocated from our home in Northern Virginia-with its traffic, noise, heat and humidity-to the scenic hills of New Mexico. I survived a hard childhood, war, drugs and two failed marriages. Graduating with top honors from college, I went on to earn a JD at Georgetown. I quickly became a lapsed lawyer and instead went to work for local government, writing consumer education materials and government reports. In the meantime, overcoming a death threat from my bride's father, I finally found a happy marriage the third time around. After retiring from that government job, I began working on that childhood dream of writing--finally getting out Waiting for We ...more

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John Maberry I alternate projects so if I get stuck on one, it's likely I will be able to move forward on the other(s).
John Maberry The best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or entertainment--depending on whether I am writing non-fiction or fiction. Of course I hope non-fiction can be entertaining as well and that I can slip in a little of what I see as wisdom.(less)
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Agave Revenge

The base and leaves of a dead agaveFifteen long years had passed. Years of sunny days, windy days. Cold wintry days, some with leaf-blade-coating snow. Hot days without a drop of rain. Only the moisture stored in fat, succulent leaves sustained it and its neighbors. Still, it was not yet time. The sharp spear-tipped leaves grew taller and wider, outward from the once tiny core. A core that emerged from the rocky lim...

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Waiting for Westmoreland (Biographies & Memoirs)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Those seeking happiness amidst the suffering or disillusionment of day to day life will find hope in reading Waiting for Westmoreland. Those seeking redemption for past mistakes, will also find a means to achieve it. The book is the true story of a 20th century Candide-an innocent growing up in America in the fifties.
Sleepy Eye Deceived (Poetry)
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Description: Short poem

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A very funny and quick reading story. A creative writing showcase--with a magical and thinking hat that carries on conversations with the inheritor of it. As an author myself, I'll take it as a good reminder of how to use my imagination to make even ...more
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I must confess to being both bewildered and inspired reading this book. I'm bewildered because much of what Herbie talks about in this book is Greek to me---I am not a musician and the details he offers about the evolution of his own musical techniqu ...more
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“Not understanding something, especially if you have an active imagination, always makes something feel worse than it is.”
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“A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.”
Daisaku Ikeda, The Human Revolution

“Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.

"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."

"Not the same thing a bit!" said the Hatter. "You might just as well say that "I see what I eat" is the same thing as "I eat what I see"!”
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