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Pamela Kay Hawkins
I'm a freelance consultant, writer, Jill of all trades, master of some, and a rest stop.
Interests: music, movies, reading, writing, photography, painting, family, weblogs, people, especially the bible., politics and studying
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I'm writing a new book! In the meantime, you might want to check out my literary novel, A Defect of Character, and/or my coming-of-age novella, The Girl in the Back of the Room, available online at or Barnes and Noble online. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at cogitation_station
I started reading when I was four, mainly because my poor mother's voice gave out, and I was desperate for entertainment (this was long before TV in every room, smart phones, tablets and iPads), so I taught myself to read. (You try being in bed for a year when you're four going on five!) Reading took me to places I couldn't go in reality, introduced me to people I couldn't meet; gave me insights and adventures I'd never dreamed I could take. It still does. Because other demands enter my normal, everyday life, I rarely can sit and read through... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at cogitation_station
I realize most of the info on this site is older than dirt, but here's some current news: My book, A Defect of Character, is published and available as a Kindle and trade paperback on Check it out and let me know what you think. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at cogitation_station
I once had a wonderful English Literature Professor during my years in graduate school at the University of Oklahoma. I shall not mention his name, because he and I were great friends, and his nature would not brook puffery. I shall refer to him as The Professor. He served, dear man, on my doctoral committee, though we often disagreed. Suffice it to say, he was a Jew, and I was then, and am now, a biblical Christian. His subject was Charles Dickens, upon whose fiction I doted. I had written a paper on David Copperfield, in which I had found... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 17, 2015 at cogitation_station
Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale, published 1983 by Harcourt, Inc.--yes, 1983!--deserves the title Masterpiece. That's a word I rarely use. In the 19th Century, Charles Dickens became, arguably, the reigning English language author in Literature. In the 20th and 21st Centuries, Helprin became our Dickens. Argue with me if you will; I stand by my statement. But this is not intended to be a review. So much of Helprin's work is quotable and read-out-loud-please great that to pick one passage becomes a challenge of mammoth proportions. However, given our current state of government affairs here in the United States, his message... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at cogitation_station
Did you realize that we're having earthquakes here in Oklahoma? Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at cogitation_station This is an interesting address by a Nobel Prize winning author, when that Prize actually meant something. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at cogitation_station
Have you noticed how many oldies but goodies tactics are being used by our government? My favorites are "Never waste any crisis, no matter how small"; "infiltrate and pretend to be the opposition so that you can discredit them"--think Tea Party people who aren't. Spain, Germany, Russia, China must be so proud.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at cogitation_station
"Absolutely true" -- Pres. Obama nearly every time he speaks. Isn't this redundant? I've been thinking about this.... When did Truth become "partial", half-truth (oxymoron?), etc. What do you think? Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at cogitation_station
I support Israel, and I'm not even Jewish. It would seem that is now an unpopular position--surprising in the extreme for a "Christian" nation. It's not so surprising if the US is no longer considered "Christian" by those in power. (For those who think Christianity is oppressive, think how tolerant we've been of late...). Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at cogitation_station
The old "repeat as needed until you think I'm right" tactic flourishes in Washington, D.C. Those of us who will never think they're right get a bit frustrated. How many lies does it take to make a "credible" politician? Yes, I realize that credible politician is an oxymoron. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at cogitation_station
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Mar 15, 2010
I used to wonder how someone could look me in the eyes and lie, knowing that I knew he was lying! I understand lying when you think you're fooling someone, but when you know you aren't? Does that make you a sociopath? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at cogitation_station
I don't know about you, but sometimes when I'm watching politicians who are trying to reach a meeting of the minds on something, I find myself screaming at the TV or tensing so I don't throw something at the tube. Why? Because, as you probably already know, they cannot reach any kind of agreement or concensus because they haven't defined their terms. This seems a basic preliminary step to me, but 1) either they are unaware that differing definitions cause major communication problems, or 2) they know and don't care. They posture, babble, and either quote from their favorite "hometown... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at cogitation_station
I am not in the habit of writing open letters to anyone. But, in light of today's press conference, I thought you deserved special treatment. I am appalled at your continued willingness to entertain as honored guests an Iranian regime which has proven to be violent, corrupt, and suspect in every area from human rights to voting practices. That you are "disturbed" by images of an Iranian girl is disturbing, because as I watched you deliver your words, your demeanor contradicted them. You did not act as a man disturbed by killing of innocents in this protest of Iran's people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at cogitation_station
Forgive me for being so long in posting, but I'm back now, and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! (I know; it's not PC, but I don't care.) I thought I'd talk a bit about Christ's birth, so if you don't want to read further, it's time to stop--fair warning. (I've been reading a lot of English (literally) literature lately, so if I slip into UK spelling,forgive me.) Some of you will know that December 25 is an arbitrary date picked by early Church fathers to soothe those disgruntled new Christians whose winter soltice celebrations had been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at cogitation_station
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Jun 19, 2009