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Books
· Fractured Legacy

· Dire Salvation

· Hard Cache

· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact


Poetry
· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

· Paradise Improved

· Cute!

· A Random Thought

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· Neff's Thriller Highly Recommended By Leading Blogger

· Neff, Fractured Legacy, A New Thriller

· Island Books Celebrates 40 Years on November 3

· Seth Gordon on Neff's New Thriller

· DIRE SALVATION, Neff's New Thriller

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by Charles B. Neff
Monday, November 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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•  Reimagining The New Year
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Swing is what makes a lot of music work. When you feel it, everything changes. Musicians and audience alike can share something wonderful when it takes hold. The feeling swing gives you is hard to describe in words. But I thought one day I'd try and here's what came out.


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It stays square
Until you feel it
And, feeling, understand it
And stop thinking it
And just play it
Know the beat
Even when it's not there
Find your voice
Hear, feel, others find theirs.
Suddenly sounds are steady
But never set
Upon a darting shifting wave
Leaning forward without falling
Holding back without breaking
Ready to dump you any instant.
Hey, man! You're swinging!

- Charlie Neff

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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/28/2007
aaahhhhhh...straight from the heart.......love.......neerja
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/19/2006
An upbeat trip down music lane....M
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/7/2005
quite original, Charlie. well done, Dawn

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Fractured Legacy

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Dire Salvation

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Hard Cache

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Peace Corpse

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Patriot Schemes

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Hidden Impact

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