Author Archives: Michael E. Sedgwick

About Michael E. Sedgwick

I live in a beautiful retirement community and enjoy writing short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. I've been married to a wonderful woman for 54 years and enjoy traveling the world with her.


I’m wholeheartedly in support of the current upsurge by women in their declaration for the right for equal pay and for freedom from sexual pestering or pressure. At the same time, in a light-hearted way, I foresee some developments down … Continue reading

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Comprehension of English

In recent years, I have had reason to contact several large companies whom one might label as technology organizations. They appear to be run by teenagers of employees in their early twenties with a poor comprehension of the English language … Continue reading

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Most of us who remain in the upscale retirement community where I live, congratulate ourselves on being isolated from the crime and mischief that occurs outside our boundaries. We are indeed fortunate to be able to pursue our pickle-ball, golf, … Continue reading

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Everyone thinks he or she is a better driver than most other drivers are, but I believe there are a lot out there who should receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or, in exceptional cases, a dose of potassium cyanide. Topping my … Continue reading

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A case of mistaken identity. Continue reading

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D is for D-Day (a military term)

My home town of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England has been a naval base since medieval times, but Henry VIII fortified it in the 16th Century when French naval activity began to threaten England’s south coast. Since then, it has been … Continue reading

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There’s no question we should feel moved and sympathetic for the recent victims of terrorist violence in Manchester and London, but in the past week terrorist activity has killed many more people, including numerous children, in Afghanistan and Iraq. While it’s … Continue reading

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