As a writer, I am curious as to the style and substance of other writers. Verbiage is unlimited, and I have long noted in the writings of some a desire to impress the reader with words that may be motivated by conceit rather than to report, to advise or to describe.

This thought struck me dramatically when my wife and I were moving from our beach home and were cleaning out six bookcases replete with an accumulation of fiction, non-fiction, anthologies, biographies, and high school and college yearbooks.

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