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Love this 89-year-old priest

Cleone Reed

Love this 89-year-old priest

Our author, Father Harry J. Bury, has to be one of the most delightful wonderful men I have ever met in person, and now this interview: http://harryjbury.com/harry-j-bury-video-discussion-with-nancy-nelson/ A priest starts out the video with these words: "It was the cleanest jail I was ever in, in Alexandria, VA." Yes, this priest has been in jail more than once, had a hood placed over his head and led to a jail, and so many other stories that are just not typical stories you hear from a catholic priest. I feel so honored to have a personal relationship with this man. I wrote...

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Well, YES, I Guess I AM an Artist!

Cleone Reed

 In 2012, I won “a big blue ribbon that said “Artist’s Choice” on a painting for our boardwalk along the Coquille River that I painted for The Year of The Dragon. One day as I was walking downtown, a woman I had never met before came up to me and said, “Oh, you are the artist who won the blue ribbon…” and I was taken aback for a minute. Someone defined me as an artist.  I had never put that label on myself before; I had never assumed an identity as an artist.         I look back...

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Delightful meeting Steven Salmon Again

Cleone Reed

Delightful meeting Steven Salmon Again

While in Wisconsin, I met our author Steven Salmon at the concert on the Square in Madison, WI. He introduced me to two friends, also disabled, who aspire to be authors too. Steven's positivity and joy in life continue to impress and inspire me. He is a most delightful man, intelligent and resourceful beyond what one may expect given his disabilities.      Last May I wrote a blog post about Steven Salmon's frustrations with the system. Again, I get an email from him wanting the world to know what a no-win situation he is in because of the laws...

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Our Author Is Feeling Trapped and Frustrated

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Our Author Is Feeling Trapped and Frustrated

Steven Salmon, author of IT'S A NEW LIFE! Mom is Gone, is unable to use his hands and uses Morse code to write, tapping out letters using his head. (See YouTube video here.) With a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Writing from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, and the author of five books, he often spends 10 to 12 hours a day writing 4 to 5 words a minute. Eight caregivers covering shifts 24/7 take care of Steven and his two housemates. Steven Salmon often writes emails with the request to have them posted. He wants the world to know how ridiculous our system is...

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Larry Johnson's Review of MAVERICK PRIEST

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Larry Johnson's Review of MAVERICK PRIEST

A REVIEW by Larry Johnson of Maverick Priest, who knew the author, Harry J. Bury 50 years ago, presents a new personal perspective in a way that makes Harry's book come alive.

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