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 entertainmen…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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Surfing a Lighthouse

A little something inspired by Suzanne Burke’s “Fiction in A Flash Challenge!”  Week #7 .  


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Of all the times they’d gone to the Outer Banks, they had never strayed far from shore. They snorkeled. They beachcombed. They took the sail board lessons but never hang gliding or parasailing. She wanted to try surfing.


“Not for me,” he said, “the chann

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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.
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This book already has more than 134,000 reviews. It really doesn't need another one. It clearly deserved all the the awards it got. Initially, I laughed a bit at the notion that the military would not only sanction but encourage sexual encounters amo ...more
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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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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