A Tale of Two Books, or, Catching Up Without Catching Fire

Hey there. I know, it’s been a while. I have no real excuse, and so won’t offer one. I mean, I could blame a lack of time, but that seems overused. Or, I could claim illness, but that would be a flat lie. I’ve been incredibly blessed in the health department and I’m not about […]

On Writing Partners

Pyewacket thinks she’s my writing partner. She might be right. She certainly helps with the all-important procrastination segment of my writing process. No writing day would be complete with our obligatory morning conversation. It goes something like this: Me (standing in the door of my office): Are you coming in? Her: …. (pointedly looks out […]

The End & The Beginning

Well, here we are again. December 2019 flowing into January 2020 like water from a cracked cup. Or perhaps like a rain-swollen river overwhelming a dam. Either way, we are probably going to end up wet, tired and maybe irritated. Still, I’ll take the cracked cup if I’m offered a choice. Less chance of drowning […]

All Hallow’s Eve

Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve as the church would have it, is today. This evening there will be visits from assorted ghosts and goblins as well as the occasional ninja fighter and superhero. All Hallow’s Eve was the Christian church’s answer to Samhain, a pagan festival of equal parts ancestor veneration and rituals designed to […]

Fault Lines

I have a tendency to wonder about things. In general, this is a helpful habit for a writer. For example,  I wonder if corporate America is really scheming to take over our educational system in order to increase profits. (Probably.) I wonder if I’m good at my job. (Possibly, hopefully.) I wonder if the person […]

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