HAPPINESS RE-EXAMINED

by Chris Goff“The thing about happiness is you can define it by saying, you’re happy when you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else doing anything else.” – Robert Egelstaff, kayak guide and poet Traveling makes me happy. It also makes me feel youthful, like a child soaking up every new experience. New...

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THE ROGUES DO HOLIDAYS THEIR OWN WAYS

by Chris GoffThe holidays are a special time, and a stressful time. A great time for crime writers to gather fodder. Not! While rumors have persisted that murder rates jump during the holidays, it's just not true. According to research, December and the winter months traditionally boast the lowest...

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SOME OF THE BEST SPIES WEAR FUR

by Chris GoffYears ago, Smithsonian Magazine published an article by Tom Vanderbilt entitled "The CIA's Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren't Even Human." It's worth sharing.During World War II, a psychologist named B.F. Skinner received defense funding to research a pigeon-based homing device...

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INSPIRATION COMES IN MANY FORMS

by Chris GoffAsk any writer where they get their ideas, and most will tell you they have more ideas than they have time to write. But what triggers their inspiration?I can't speak for others, but outside of personal experiences, my ideas often start by reading something in the newspaper, from...

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FROM A DINOSAUR PUBLISHING IN A DIGITAL WORLD

by Chris GoffOkay, I admit it, I got into this game long enough ago that my first words were scribbled on white tablets, with mistakes scratched out and arrows drawn to indicate where whole passages needed to be moved. Later, I typed stories on a manual typewriter, keeping copious amounts of...

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ROGUE WOMEN WRITERS’ MOTHER’S DAY ESSAY CONTEST

Rogue Chris Goff's cousin Mer and great-aunt Evie BoxAll of us have a Rogue woman in our lives – a mother, a grandmother, a favorite aunt, someone special to us. In honor of Mother’s Day, the Rogues want to hear about yours. We want to know what makes your Rogue Woman such a standout, such a...

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5 THINGS I SWORE I’D NEVER DO

by Chris GoffThe family I'd never really planned on having.Everyone has a list.Admit it. All through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, we bear witness to the world around us and make mental notes of everything we're never going to do. Sometimes we learn from others mistakes, and never do....

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