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  • ThomasRMartinez

    Regional Spelling Bee -- live coverage

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    When I was in grade school, I wasn't a good speller. I loved reading, I loved writing, but I never paid attention to the small details -- like spelling words correctly. I never entered a spelling bee, and my teachers ...

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    "You don’t take a photograph, you make it."

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    That headline is a pretty famous quote by Ansel Adams. Adams was a great photographer known for his black-and-white landscape photography. He was a master of his craft. I can take a good photo -- if I get lucky. Most ...

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    Happy birthday, brother

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Today is my brother Chris’ birthday. Happy birthday, brother. Except, Chris is no longer with us. He would have celebrated his 47th birthday today – save for a tragic mistake he made 11 years ago. Circumstances in his life had ...

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    The best of the last week

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Each Monday, I'll blog about highlights of the previous week on victoriaadvocate.com. Here's the first installment: Last week was tragic and fatal. Two house fires destroyed two separate families -- one family lost everything and their 12-year-old son, and in ...