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Name: James Clem 
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Articles written: 44

 About Self
I'm originally from Kentucky but have lived for 20-some years in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is very hot (VERY HOT) in the summer, but there is no humidity and no snow!

I am 40-something years old (which doesn't really sound possible at all). I married my wonderful wife Anna three years ago. She is my #1 encourager in all things.

My daughter, Rebecca, is now a teenager (as she likes to remind me frequently). She is a gifted student and musician. She played French Horn in the Phoenix Youth Symphony for two years. (I'm hoping it will bring in a college scholarship.)

The three of us enjoy being part of the drama ministry at church: participating, directing, or writing/editing.

Our household includes 2 Beautiful CATS, 1 stupid dog, 2 obnoxious birds and 1 rodent (hamster). (The rabbit died--don't read anything into that.)

I enjoy writing as a hobby. It's not a vocation and I have no particular training other than a lot of reading. I especially enjoy the Writing Challenge because I am very competitive. The WC provides a wonderful place to get encouaraging feedback while learning tips and techniques that anywhere else would cost a good sum of money.

Seven of my entries have placed in Editor's Choice which catapults me into the Masters level (through no real fault of my own.) There are real Masters in that category and it is quite overwhelming to submit my entries alongside theirs.

Writing Challenge Winners (Challenge topic)

"Vines and Whines" (Vines) 1st place

"Teaching the Heart" (Help) 8th place

"Safe and Locked Away" (Lock) 8th place

"The Last Day" (Purposefulness) 1st place

"His Brain was 'Gone Fishing'" (Lifeguard) 2nd place

"That J is a Hook" (Gone Fishing) 4th place

"Making a Difference" (Sport/fitness) 1st place

Other Favorites:

"Rose Tree" (Tree)

"Jamestown Winter" (Winter)

"A Walk Across the Sea (Escape) retitled "A Walk to Remember"

Article Archives
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02/13/06 It's All Under Control 974 For Sale
02/02/06 Space For One More 916 For Sale
11/04/05 A Married Couple's First Date 1067 For Sale
11/03/05 Help Is On The Way 792 For Sale
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Challenge Articles
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10/13/09 Why Is The Sky Blue?
08/12/08 Dude... We're in a Van
02/13/08 Important Papers
01/14/08 Hindsight Insight
01/09/08 Splintered Dreams
05/15/07 The TIME-Viewer
05/09/07 What You Need To Know
04/18/07 Wonderfully Romantic
04/12/07 Elementary
02/28/07 Threads That Conquer Dreads
02/22/07 Making A Difference
02/12/07 Mountain Pride
02/08/07 That J is a Hook
12/07/06 That's My Job
11/29/06 Mandatory Volunteer
11/15/06 His Brain Was "Gone Fishing"
10/12/06 All Grown-Up
08/02/06 All That God Wants
07/20/06 Soulful Yearnings
07/13/06 Great Expectation (ii)
06/22/06 That You May Have Life
06/14/06 Haley Grace
05/31/06 The Last Day
05/18/06 I Carry The Mail
05/10/06 Taylor Made Plans
04/10/06 Murphys Law
03/10/06 Safe And Locked Away
03/04/06 No Need To Enter
02/24/06 Teaching The Heart
02/17/06 Tommy's Prayer
02/11/06 Those Walls Are Going To Fall
02/02/06 I Can Control It
01/27/06 Space For One More
01/05/06 The Walk Across The Sea
12/08/05 Rose Tree
12/02/05 Heart Thaw
11/23/05 Vines and Whines
11/18/05 Jamestown Winter
11/13/05 Life's Golden Moment
11/03/05 A Joyful Noise

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