Let’s have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents…Read more "The First Five"
Lives… lived amidst the end of a thousand year way of life and the arising of a new in one country, the struggle to preserve the independence of another, and the consolidation of an entirely new one – a distant and strange place across the ocean calling itself the United States of America…Read more "PUBLISHED: “Tomorrow The Grace”"
If criticism of your writing goes with the authoring territory, it may drive you bananas when someone lectures you as to why you have written that novel and what you mean by what is in it.Read more "A Novel Is Forever"
After doing this four times previously I have come to learn this is always that moment where I feel I have finally achieved something tangible.Read more "My “War And Peace” (Uh, No… Wait)"
To my fellow Americans, wherever you are in the world, Happy Independence Day. 🙂Read more "On This Fourth Of July 2019"
History is all around in England. I feel almost foolish; that I should have known this, but somehow I had missed it. I’m at least glad I discovered it now… rather than later.Read more "It’s A Long Way To Saratoga"
Whenever I am finishing and OTHERS will now shortly have to read it, once again I start to have pre-publication terrors. I can’t help but think: What if I’m too close to its writing trees and I have failed to see the reading forest?Read more "Five Years On"
A bit of history. A bit of romance. In my humble opinion, it doesn’t get any better.😊Read more "Returned To England"
I had one of those writing moments early on Saturday morning here at my dad’s house too. These things often hit us in the middle of the night. Actually… in that case I mean about 4 o’clock in the morning.Read more "Weekend Amidst The Trees"
I always think when I see such a meme or assertion: “If you actually do believe that rubbish, you’ll learn that you can’t do it. I have.”Read more "No, You CANNOT Always Be Writing"
Television is a form of mass theater that is sent invisibly into homes and viewed on an object that looks something like a window and is hung on a wall; whilst Twitter is best characterized to you I think as appearing on interactive television we call “the internet” and it much resembles the graffiti one sees scrawled by angry mobs anonymously on walls in Paris and in Rome.Read more "“Hello to you in 1801”"
A mere seven years ago, in early 2012, most of you had never heard of me and I knew of almost NONE of you (who did not know me already in real life).Read more "Twenty Years On"
Don’t groan. I know you find that all rather obscure history stuff. But I find it fascinating, okay.
And you never know when you might find it useful knowledge…Read more "A Plaque On The Wall… For A Writer"
I thought once again about how learning history is, yes, about broadly knowing “big events”; but more important is drilling down to contextualize them and seeking better to understand those lives lived before ours.Read more "“What is happening at home?”"
I do get it. I don’t live in a “la-la land”; and I believe most other people out here actually don’t.Read more "Moments Of Life"