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Roy Blokker

I was born in the Netherlands in 1950. My parents immigrated to the United States when I was two. I graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1971, married and helped raise four children to adulthood. I am co-author (with Robert Dearling) of "The Music of Dmitri Shostakovich: The Symphonies," and author of the novel "Amber Waves." My shorter work has appeared in Clever, Black Heart, American Dissident, First Line, Highlights For Children and others. My paying job was with the United States Postal Service, where I worked for 31 years. I retired two years ago, and my wife and I moved to northwestern Montana to be closer to our grandson. Writing always has been my passion. Now I have the time to hone and perfect my craft.

Story: The Anthropologist’s Acquaintance



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I was OK when they blew up because I didn't like them much at all.

Alyce Wilson

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Reading this story, I kept wondering what was going to happen next, but I was more than a little baffled about what did happen. There didn't seem to be much of an indication of why she would take such a drastic action. I'd like to learn more about this relationship and why she might be doing this. Great job on the research; you really made this city come alive. Please take a look at my piece, "Dating Safari," and leave your comments.

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