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Interview: Jim Trimble

Updated on September 18, 2016
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In an English course at Villanova University in 1981, Maria interviewed her mom, who likened her to Barbara Walters. She never looked back.

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Meet Jim Trimble

I am so pleased that my good friend Jim, aka The Frog Prince, has finally 'hopped in' for his interview.

I am happy to share some thoughts from The Frog Prince, who is the coolest combination of salty and sweet that on HubPages you ever may meet:


My secret talent...

I'm a great lover but now that I've let that cat out of the bag it's no secret anymore :)


The times I'm most creative ....

are either when I'm around other creative people or in the early morning hours when it is quiet and I can be still with myself.

The times I'm most joyful....

these days anyway, seem to center around my motorcycle and riding with the wind in my face - away from the mad traffic in the Metroplex area. The feeling of freedom I encounter is a rather sensual rush of energy. It's hard to describe to someone who hasn't either experienced it or hasn't experienced it like it should be experienced. I enjoy the type of people who have that passion just as I do. It's an unusual group of people.

Something I'd like to learn to do...

I'd like to learn how to play the piano. Giving it some serious thought lately but will need to find the time. Time, always that pesky commodity.

If you peeked in my closet, you'd be surprised to find...

That I am a clothes horse.

My dream dinner date...

Maybe around the table with some of the Hubbers I enjoy where the steaks are plentiful and the beer and wine flow.

My favorite vacation spot...paradise to me...

Would be in Costa Rica where I'd like to retire and sail.


Something I got rid of and never missed...

Need to tread lightly around this one I reckon. Since it doesn't ask "someone" I'll take the safe path. That made me laugh just typing that. This question is geared toward a "stuff person" and I'm not one. I've gotten rid of so much "stuff" over the years that I can't remember what some of it even was. If I can't remember what it was I am positive that I never missed it.

Something I fear...

I'm often told that I don't seem to have any fear which is probably true. If I do have one, it is that our nation ceases to exist as we know it. That is tied to ignorance and I don't like ignorant people. I don't fear them, just dislike them.

What I most despise in others...

Narcissism and lying don't do much for me other than make me shake my head in disgust. Some people can't differentiate truth from reality and they have a certain danger attached to them. It's best to pay attention to those who actually believe their own lies.


What song feels like the story of your life...?

Well part of it anyway goes like this so listen closely friend:

The answer to your entire question here is in the question Maria my dear.

Bob Seger: The Answer's In The Question

Some advice to my younger self ....

Listen to my older self. When we're younger we think we know everything about anything and have the world by its tail. It's supposed to be a phase in life but with some it becomes a pattern - a destructive pattern if you let it be. The idea that no one can tell you anything you don't already know results in blinders to life in so many cases. I have been a work in progress from the Viet Nam Era to present and have had to transition along the way. That's the part of my older self that my younger self should take heed of.

The best part of getting older...

Is not having to make the same mistakes again unless you want to.

Best advice to a new writer...

Start writing!


What subjects are you best at writing about ....

My genre tends toward political commentary though occasionally I'll bust loose with relationship series here and there.

What would be a subject that would challenge your current writing efforts? Or are you perfectly happy where you are now?

I reckon, as far as writing goes, I am happy where I am. I'd hate to have to meet deadlines all the time.

My favorite piece of writing?

I have quite a library here but I reckon there are two I had the most fun writing. The first was about sexual ideas and sex between ideas: Sexual Ideas Or Sex Between Ideas

Then again this one was a joy to write:A Clothes Rippin Hair Pullin Throw Down


Thank you, Jim ....

We have certainly shared our 'highs and lows' with each other over these last months, as good friends do. I have also appreciated the songs you have sent me, packed with powerful lyrics and melody, like the Bob Seger song you selected in your interview. And for the record, I may never know the answer... but that's OK.

As far as 'your' Temptations song... well, I have selected: "I'll Be in Trouble".

Your decency is unbelievable. It makes me certain I have wonderful judgment in friends.

© Maria Jordan (revised November, 2014)



The Temptations: I'll Be In Trouble

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Froggie,

      I will need to FIND a way...usually pretty good at FIGURING this stuff out, even for you FINE, FIT FELLAS who FILL out their jeans so. FABULOUSLY...FONDLY, M

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Jeez! I don't know what to say other than I try to keep myself fit. And no, I'm not blushing yet. That is usually a feat if you can accomplish it. Welcome to Texas!

      TFP

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, femme, Alastar and Jim,

      So lovely to see you FABULOUS AND JOVIAL friends today. I thank you for hopping on by and hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.

      Hugs, Maria

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      Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jim's got the best of both worlds; a man's man and a ladies. He also happens to be a gentleman I respect a great deal, as a person and a political commentator. I'm with you on the deadlines brother Frog; mucho thanks, it's great getting to know you some more.

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      femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

      No worries Mar,

      The worst that can happen is our frog might blush a bit, lol.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh shite, I was afraid of this, femme...!

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      femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

      Irish,

      I think your secret's escaped, lol!!!

      femme

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Net,

      I will take that bum (oh, I mean that secret) with me to my grave...

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      Annette Donaldson 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Well, well, well Maria, that old bullfrog finally left his lily pad to share time with us all. How on earth did I miss this fantastic interview? Yep, it speaks of Jim all over, and I can feel that little twinkle in his eye this very moment. Jim, has been a very valued friend and confidant to me in the past and I truly appreciate him for that. More so, he is a very talented writer and a generous man when it comes down to giving literary advice. I have first hand experience of that lol

      Jim, you are a lovable rogue to be sure, but who can ever fall out with those beautiful big eyes. (Can you keep a secret, I love your bum in those jeans) LMBO

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear femme,

      I know how FOND you are of the Frog Prince. You have done a FABULOUS job with your comment which FEATURES why he has so many loyal FRIENDS and FOLLOWERS.

      Dear Gail,

      It is so GOOD to see you here and I believe Jim will be GENUINELY GLAD as well.

      Hoping y'all have a peaceful night and HI to Jim too. Hugs, Maria

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Love Jim's hubber name and the intro you wrote.

      Thoroughly enjoyed this interview and can tell by his answers and the titles of his hubs that I need to check out his profile and start reading some of his work.

      I liked the fact that the Temptations video showed an old 45 spinning on a record player. Ah, those were the days, weren't they? (although you, Maria, probably belong to the 8 track generation!) LOL

      Voted up across the board.

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      femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

      Mar,

      I can't help but grin when I consider the Hub's Frog Prince. He's one of those excellent writers that sticks with a genre I'm comfortable with reading, and not comfortable in commenting on, for fear of sounding blonde, lol.

      There is genuine passion behind his work. He is a sincere patriot, and I'm glad he's found a place to "shout it out", that hasn't kicked him out of the house yet.

      Writers of conservative political content often encounter problems with many of the content farms, and the Hub isn't the only place our frog has landed, trying to speak his mind. Thankfully, he's still here, and he's in good company. He's not a ranter, really ... he's more of an educator. And, in my estimation, he's a good resource and is very familiar with what he writes about. He's U.S. Military-Retired (yeah ... hear me clapping for him?), and he's "seen some stuff."

      He tells it like it is, without the frills and fluff, and without walking the mid-line to avoid the heat.

      I'm happy to say that for all the gruff-presentation behind his articles, in real life, he's a sweetheart, a gentleman, he has a very cool dog and ...he COOKS!

      He's a great guy and an excellent writer. My advice is, read his stuff. You'll learn something worthwhile.

      femme

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Count me in... I will need to see you blush in person, sir!

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I've been pushing around the idea of having a Texas get together for a while with some Texas Hubbers. Plenty of room around as the need arises :)

      Now you two need to stop before I get to blushin'...

      The Frog

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thank you, girlfriend...it's a date!

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      You have a place to stay..you just let me know when...We could have a big get together for sure

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Sunnie,

      I love that rascal too... and Jim knows it about both of us!

      With God as my witness, I am making it my 'biz' to get to Texas (maybe Arizona while I am at it...) as there are quite a few sweeties I need to meet. Thank you for your visit and beautiful support. Hugs, mar

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Oh Mar...I truly love the Frog..he is so down to earth and you can bet he is going to tell you like it is..You know he is in Texas but I have yet to meet him... Thank you for sharing an awesome interview about a great guy who we all think the world of.

      Sunnie

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Well, Jim will not be BLUE to see that you have come to visit, dear Net!

      The three of us are BUDS from way BACK! BLESSED is a perfect word, as that is how I feel about being dear friends with BOTH of you.

      Hope y'all have a peaceful week. Love, Maria

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      the blue star 4 years ago

      Hi Maria, well, well, well, it is lovely to see our dear friend Jim, stray from his lilly pond long enough to allow us a little more insight into his life. I am one of the fortunate few to have been blessed with his help and friendship, and it is great to see him reaching out to extend his warmth, good nature and generosity. Way to go baby girl. Nette xx

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hi to two of my favorite Ladies,

      How cool that a birdie and a kitty are so close in such sweet harmony!

      Lady Hyph-- I am HAPPY to HELP the HUBBERS learn about the HANDSOME men of HUBVILLE.

      Ms Cats-- You are COOL and COURAGEOUS to tell us how you first met the Frog. He is a gentleman with CLASS that I CONSIDER a CONFIDANTE when issues CONFUSE or CONCERN me.

      Hoping y'all have a wonderful week to come.

      Hugs & Hi to Jim as well, Maria

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      Kathy 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Mar and Frog Prince aka Jim; well, another fine interview! and a wonderful path to getting to know the man behind the moniker. I was referred to TFP by Mar, a long time ago, over an incident I shall not recount. The hub he, Jim, aka TFP, had written was applicable at the time and helped to diffuse my soaring and agitated state (now, I see it as "Much ado about Nothing!)...So, as I've found the time, I've tried to familiarize myself w/more of the great, what I'd call, satiracle and, sometimes, wry words of TFP. Enjoyable and stimulating material; good for honing one's intelligence quotient. Good to meet you, TFP and, thank you - always - Maria...another "masterpiece" in this "reigning" men series!!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This series has allowed us to know many men on HP better. I follow TFP and am glad to know the man behind the pen. Thanks for another great interview.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      b. Malin-- Your comment is BEWITCHING... thanks for getting into the "swim" of things with your feedback to Jim!

      David-- You are a DEVOTED and DEDICATED friend with an ability to sense Jim's DECENCY. "Hoppy" to meet you!

      Bill-- I BELIEVE you were "BORN to be wild" on the road with my BUDDIES, Jim and Fred!

      Gypsy-- How GIDDY you make me feel with your GOOD and GRACIOUS comments. Thank you, GIRLFRIEND!

      Hope y'all have a peaceful Sunday. Hugs, Maria

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for the introduction to the Frog Prince or Jim. Like his idea of a group of hubbers sitting down to steak and beer and good conversation.

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I remember when I could chase away the blues by crawling on my Triumph, turning on the fuel, and kick-starting a whole different view on life.

      Hm...maybe I should think about buying another one!

      Great interview.

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      David Vines 4 years ago

      Having known the Frog Prince aka Jim for awhile now, I have watched his writings go from rambling thoughts to precise facts and his talent is finally getting the appreciation it deserves. One of his characteristics I most admire is that you never wonder where you stand with this man and I am proud to call him friend. I wish him all the best as he moves forward with his writing.

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      That's my Froggy and that's why he is Loved by All of Us...Even More now. Wonderful Interview Maria, you had him "Hopping along"...singing his Songs of Life, while being the First one to get his Feet Wet! What more can We ask for!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      It is cool to wake up to such a STREAM of FLOWING comments. Of all the interviews, I am happiest that my friends and Jim's readers are getting to know the man that I am so crazy about... In general, "I" believe he can turn from Frog to Prince when the situation warrants... and Peggy, he's all real... Thanks to each of you for stopping by:

      Genna with your GRACIOUS manner and GREAT taste in music

      Martie with your MARVELOUS remarks and for pimping this!

      Pamela with your PENCHANT for good friends and good music

      Old Poolman with your OBVIOUS admiration for Jim

      Peggy with your PERFECTLY PENNED remarks, as only a Sista could

      Rosemay with your RECEPTIVITY to making new friends

      Fred with your FABULOUS, FOND and FUN memories of the road and your good buddy.

      Hope y'all have a great weekend. Hugs, Maria

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      Ghost32 4 years ago

      Great interview, great guy...just one problem. I sold our last scoot a few years after my wife got too bunged up to ride behind me any more--solo runs just didn't seem "fair" if she was going to be grounded. And now, Frog, you fired up that ol' nostril-flare.

      "Forced" me to remember 3 favorite runs in particular:

      1. North Dakota 2-lane by starlight, not another headlight in sight.

      2. The perfectly formed, winding, sometimes switchbacking curves through the Black Hills of South Dakota.

      3. The long valley run through Oregon's John Day country.

      Well, Jim, you think of Pam & me one time when you're out there with the wind in your face and we'll call it even! :)

      Voted Up Plus.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      You are doing a wonderful job introducing hubbers to each other Maria. I haven't yet met The Frog Prince but I will be sure to pop over and pay a visit.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thanks for the introduction, Ms. Maria. This Frog Prince guy sounds like quite the character. I'm not sure if he is kidding or what and that makes him interesting. Nice to find others to read through your entertaining and informative interviews. Very enjoyable read.

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      Old Poolman 4 years ago

      I loved this interview, now I feel like I know my hub friend the Frog Prince. Thanks for doing the interview.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This is a great interview and I loved learning all this things about a man I respect and agree with most all the time. I am a Bob Seger fan also. Love this song.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks, marcoujor, for another very interesting interview, and this time with Jim, the Frog Prince. (What part of him is frog and what part is prince, I am now curious to know.)

      Nice to meet you officially, Mr. Frog Prince. I have read some of your work, but not THAT one.... yet....

      On my way to pimp this interview all over the show...

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Excellent interview, and even better answers that are “in the question.”

      “I've gotten rid of so much "stuff" over the years that I can't remember what some of it even was. If I can't remember what it was I am positive that I never missed it.”

      That delightful and candid response made my day, along with one of my all-time favorites, Bob Seger. Nicely done. UP ++.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Had to HOP back to thank POP... breakfastpop, that is... my old eyes aren't what they used to be!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hi Y'all,

      Jim, Thanks for your RIBBITINGLY funny stories about what you imagine Nurse Mar's "business tactics" are... you are sounding a TAD like Vincent Moore (but I'll say no more on the matter...!)

      34th Bomb Group-- Jim has no RIBals or competition in his writing genre!

      Stu-- Sorry but Mr OReilly is yachting down the RIBiera and not taking interviews at this time... he said he would be in touch!

      Pat--Thanks for your visit to support the Frog. I will tell hi you stopped by once he gets back from the RIBer.

      wicked lover-- All I can say is WOW... RIBbiting...!

      Chris-- Always so glad to see you... Jim will be ordering RIBS soon... might as well invite my buddy Josh as well! Thank y'all for stopping by and have a happy Friday! Hugs, Maria

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Maria,

      Thanks for this excellent interview! I have not met this guy yet, but I will browsing through his profile now! Thanks Maria!

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I really enjoy these interviews, getting to know some of my favorites even better....Frog is another one I have followed and admired since I first got here...

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      wicked_lover 4 years ago from New England

      Hey ... I know that guy in the picture above. It's Frog Prince! I myself have been fortunate enough to meet him in person. If memory serves, I think I even have his autograph on a napkin somewhere. LOL

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      Pat Potts 4 years ago

      I've enjoyed reading your articles, stories, comments for years now. You have made me laugh more than I can count. Keep up the good work Frog.

      Your friend Pat

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Terrific interview about I guy I think is fabulous, smart and sexy!

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      Stu 4 years ago

      Wow, what a nice honor for the Frog. I've always wanted to be interviewed, but for some reason Bill O'Reilly hasn't called yet. :)

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      34thBombGroup 4 years ago

      I feel as if I know FP much better after reading this. Many thanks to you both!

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Well now, seems I had to untie myself before I could be available for comment. Those handcuffs you use Maria can be a little pesky. LMBO! I reckon I shouldn't tell your secrets huh? Psych nurses! Ya gotta watch em!

      Many see me in a different perspective if all they get to experience is my no holds barred approach to political writing. Maybe this will allow people to see a side I don't let just anyone and everyone see.

      Thanks for being such a splendid interviewer.

      The Frog Prince

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Becky,

      There is nothing HOPhazard about your feelings for Jim and his writing. I always appreciate your visits, sweet friend.

      See you a bit later at the Cafe. Hugs, Maria

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Car51,

      It's weird but I had a sister once who HOPpened to be able to predict my every move. You remind me of her somewhat...

      Oh, and thank 'you' for HOPping by, my dear!

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Terrye,

      It is always a HOPpy day when I see you, my funny friend! Have a great weekend... Hugs, Maria

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      La... that's the Thing, Jim is a Frog AND a Prince. Glad you HOPpened to stop by today. Hugs, Maria

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      Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Enjoyed this interview with TFP, just as I enjoy his ripping political commentary and his comments on the hubs. He is a unique person with a min that works. Can't say that about everyone. Very nice job Maria.

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      Car51 4 years ago

      Glad that Frog Prince hopped in for his interview!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Great job, Maria! I don't think I've encountered The Frog Prince before. :) Thank you for showcasing some incredible talent! :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Maria, this is a wonderful interview! I didn't know Jim that well, except reading few of his articles, and I do enjoy his comments...... This gave me a better image of the person behind that Frog.....prince, I mean!!

      You are a great guy, Jim.... Glad to know more about you!! :)

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