Category: Musings

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Who is Tom Abate and what does he write about?

Eclectic notions arising from my experiences and observations.

Stories and commentary based on research, interviews, and observations.

Satire, fiction, humor, and advice from the Dead Blogger’s Society.

Experiences and events that formed my character and inform my work and beliefs.


Updated date: May 18th, 2022

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. . . from a man with wooden teeth …

Part Three: My suffering, silent partner.

(Editor’s note: Part one explained my careful business planning; part two, how my publishing dream soured once again on the eve of my wedding.) I should explain that my partner remains silent in part because I am largely responsible for this entire misadventure. She was young and overly impressed with me. The move, the newspaper, even the marriage had been my ideas. She was entirely onboard for the first two. The marriage gave her a pause. She’d have preferred an...
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