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Ronald Geigle

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Ronald Lee Geigle grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has been a speechwriter, congressional aide, and public relations consultant in Washington, DC. He makes politics a central part of his novel, The Woods, which tells a coming-of-age story set during a period of significant labor unrest in the Pacific Northwest during the late 1930s.

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Ronald Geigle I have actually never understand that term. I spent my entire career in public relations. I wrote perhaps hundreds (thousands?) of speeches, press…moreI have actually never understand that term. I spent my entire career in public relations. I wrote perhaps hundreds (thousands?) of speeches, press releases, news articles, whatnot. Everything I wrote took time, think-through, research, tries and retries. Which led me to the conclusion that all writing is hard work. So when I hear "Writer's block;" I think, "work harder"(less)
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A Poem on the Mueller Report and a Black Hole

The government embraces the void,
wielding its black marker,
proud of its redacted page.
The truth is not the truth
if you cannot see.
They say.

But the redacted page
secretly refracts light.
The dark, black core,
the singularity that sucks all
matter into its dense soul,
bends the unseen and invisible,
so our eyes—joined together—can see<... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: This is the opening of the book, set in the high mountains of Washington State during 1937.

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“In spring, 1937, of course, families still rode the rails because of the Depression, which everyone said was already in the history books as the worst ever. The jobs still couldn’t be found, at least for most people. Everett itself—the smaller, poorer, little brother lying north of Seattle—ached with the unemployed and the hopeless. The labor union tensions in the woods still festered and got bloody at times. But Skybillings—and the railroad logging shows of the Cascade Mountains—felt like they were, inch-by-inch, rebuilding America.”
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“The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong.”
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“In spring, 1937, of course, families still rode the rails because of the Depression, which everyone said was already in the history books as the worst ever. The jobs still couldn’t be found, at least for most people. Everett itself—the smaller, poorer, little brother lying north of Seattle—ached with the unemployed and the hopeless. The labor union tensions in the woods still festered and got bloody at times. But Skybillings—and the railroad logging shows of the Cascade Mountains—felt like they were, inch-by-inch, rebuilding America.”
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