The Biggest Foreign Policy Blunder In US History

We hear that so many desire real US international leadership. Going forward, let's actually try to provide some.‬

A Pivotal Moment (In My Life)

I had never known anyone like her. Through her I also made other friends… and traveled to places that just a few years earlier I had never imagined I would have ever seen in person...

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Conclusion)

And now, here is Part 3, the conclusion...

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part II)

And now, here is Part 2...

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part 1)

We should not be afraid to talk to each other when we travel...

Farewells In This Time Of Covid

At her father’s funeral, my wife could not hug her own mother.

Reaching Out From The Isolation

I told my Instagram friends that they should not listen to comedians and others; that in these terrible times in particular they should post pretty much whatever they damn well want to post if it makes them feel a little better.

Free Reading In The Crisis

Spending more time on Twitter recently, I see as well that lots of writers are extra-pushing their books. Some are making them free, even calling them (in my opinion, rather tackily) "Coronavirus sales."

The Countess

I have been working slowly on the new novel. It won't be out before probably late-2021 at the earliest. However, as we are all stuck inside...

Where We Should Be

Where we should be is HOME, wherever HOME happens to be.

Gosford To Belgravia

To talk about SOMETHING else and innocuous briefly.

Today At The Silent Movies

In posting all of those silly captions, clearly I have lost my mind...

All Of Us Together (Even If Apart)

No one is an island, and suddenly many of us feel like castaways: marooned and alone.

He Was 89

Aged 89, my father-in-law died unexpectedly early Monday morning (nothing to do with the stupid virus insofar as we know) at his home here in London.

Book Sounds

While I have not listened to her start to finish narrating through any of them, from what I have heard she has a decent speaking voice.