Baxter Clare Trautman

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Baxter Clare Trautman I get inspired by ideas, but the actual act of sitting down to write is as inspirational as getting in my car and driving to work. I usually don't…moreI get inspired by ideas, but the actual act of sitting down to write is as inspirational as getting in my car and driving to work. I usually don't want to do it, but it's a job, so I get in the car and go. Same with writing. I get my coffee, sit down, and start typing. Sometimes I write a lot of garbage before I get to anything good, but I won't get there if I don't just sit and start. (less)
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I walk the dogs on a dirt access road beside the railroad tracks. It’s one of the few places left in this county where my dogs can run free while I wander without worrying about them. A dry creek overgrown with willow and coyote bush separates the road from the tracks. The other side sprawls off into an old California rancho still home to oaks and cattle.


The road is shaped like a lollipop; stra...

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“It’s like we have the bones of animals and the hearts of angels.”
Baxter Clare Trautman, The River Within

“My past has absolutely no attraction for me, but meanwhile I’m stumbling around in the dark trying to find the doorknob into my future.” “The doorknob? Have you even found the damn door yet?” “No,” Frank admits. “Then quit looking for the knob! When you find the door, then you can start worrying about how to open it. ’Til then, relax.” Mary”
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“It’s like we have the bones of animals and the hearts of angels.”
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“In your hands

The dog, the donkey, surely they know
They are alive.
Who would argue otherwise?

But now, after years of consideration,
I am getting beyond that.
What about the sunflowers? What about
The tulips, and the pines?

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There’ll be no stopping.
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Slipping over rocks?

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J.E.J. Fern Thank you!


Baxter Trautman Thanks back - really liked your Jodi Picoult review. Nice work.


Parvathy Hi! Thanks for the friend request.


Baxter Trautman Have you read Junger's WAR? Intense. He should have called it "Combat" as it follows a single unit in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, and for those boys life is about fighting and surviving - not the intellectual abstractions of war. Great book!


Cate (The Professional Fangirl) Hey there! Thanks for the friend invite. I see you have Generation Kill and One Bullet Away on your to-read list. Those are my favorite books and I hope you like them! :)


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