Author Archives: Gary Garth McCann

TO THE SUMMER AHEAD: SAINT-TROPEZ IN GALA AD IN LUFTHANSA MAGAZINE

This spectacular photo in an ad in Lufthansa Magazin captures a wonderful feel for summer. Todd and I were on our way to Italy.

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WALKER PERCY QUOTE: THE SUBJECT ISN’T PLEASANT BUT THE WRITING IS SUBLIME

The quote below, from The Moviegoer  is among the most quietly visceral Every Man passages I’ve ever read. So accurate, so clinical, so very human.  The protagonist, a young New Orleans investment counselor, is standing on the library steps talking … Continue reading

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THE MAN WHO ASKED TO BE KILLED * INCORRIGIBLE * THE YEARBOOK   

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JOHNS HOPKINS MAGAZINE COVER, SPRING 2017: THE IMPORTANCE OF POINT OF VIEW

Point of view–how a story is told–is all important, as illustrated by this Marshall Clarke photograph, in which either the photographer (or perhaps the cover editor?) got the POV just right for this action shot to herald the article “Fast … Continue reading

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If we lived in London…

As a writer, one receives many more rejections than acceptances or prizes. I say this as an author with five published stories and with first prizes for short fiction and mystery from the Maryland Writers’ Association, as well as with … Continue reading

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Ode to Bank of America, Southern California Gas and, Most of All, Nationwide

“We can’t acknowledge your sister’s death until we have a death certificate,” said the woman at the branch where my sister had done her banking. Meantime they would continue to honor automatic transfers, she assured me. A mailing I received … Continue reading

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