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Albuquerque Journal Review

Patricia Smith Wood delivers a ‘narrative nonfiction’ account of the life of her mother … BY DAVID STEINBERG / FOR THE JOURNAL PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2023 AT 2:02PM UPDATED: SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2023 AT 12:02AM The Ruby in the title of the new book “Raising Ruby” was the mother of its author, Albuquerque’s Patricia Smith …

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Writing Ruby

It’s done. It’s published, it’s scheduled for a signing, and it’s been reviewed by the renowned David Steinberg at the Albuquerque Journal. Here is the link to that review: Raising Ruby. When I decided in early 2019 to tackle a book about my mother’s life, I had lots of competing thoughts. First, would I really be able …

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The IRS Needs Help!

May 7, 2020 Musings I know that “Governmental Accountability” is an oxymoron. The bureaucracy is so massive, and the incentive for excellence so small, the public is simply in the position of being at their mercy. But today’s government “screwup” would seem to beg for upper-level management to consult someone in the trenches who actually …

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