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The Jersey Thing...

Premier to my respect, and well, sometimes envy is my esteem for writers and authors.  Perhaps because I learned to read at age two, the written word has ever since had my un-waivering loyalty and devotion. Recently, my attention has returned to the literary world as I dealt with my personal response to losing two very different literary voices:    Ray Bradbury and Nora Ephron


Mr. Bradbury has a unique position in the world of fiction writing and I grew up reading his short stories and being captivated by his genius.  As a kid growing up in Los Angeles, I was taken with the fact that this icon lived in the same city I did-- however, he refused to learn to drive and that small (ecological) statement confounded me. How could anyone live in Los Angeles and not drive! And he was such a smart guy....what did he understand and know that I didn't? Ah well.


Fast forward to San Diego, March, 2006. I was the senior minister at the Pacific Church and we began to co-sponsor events with The Lear…