Ski Runs

Starting Friday a bit early, and I thought I’d post this. Yesterday was a gorgeous Catskills day. I grabbed a photo of Windham Mountain ski resort, looking up from the car park, […]

It’s A Nightmare

Yesterday morning we were told our girlfriend’s ashes will be scattered on March 10. Busy with other things in recent weeks, I had forced her death (mostly) to one side, trying not […]

Why We Author What We Do

My wife has always been a big fiction reader. Sometimes it’s relationship/ romance, but recently it has been mostly crime novels. You’d recognize the authors, I’m sure. In comparison, I usually approached […]

Language Barriers

On February 24, I noted CNN’s report on the tragic death in Rome a couple days earlier of U.S. study abroad student John Durkin. The 21 year old college junior’s body was […]

A Benefit Of Experience

Researching facts is straightforward enough. But imbuing invented characters with a “three-dimensionality” that leads readers to picture them not as cardboard-like cutouts, but as real people? Accomplishing that latter is far more […]


We know we humans have created a category called “citizenship”. We may attain it by birth, blood, or grant it to carefully vetted “outsiders” whom we allow to settle within domains our […]