Across The Country… And Back

Me: “It is great to be able to socialize with people in person again.”

75 Years On

During the day I found my mind drifting to thinking about several of my family who served in uniform.

FACT: Editors May Need Editors

No human being *is* ever, and no group *are* ever, a virus.

I Could Not Have Been More Wrong

Any man who wants to write novels had better remember who will likely constitute the bulk of his readers...

The Real Cowards

I open Twitter regularly to find brave retweets about not messin' with Texas, and Jefferson quoters telling us this is all invented. It's just a bit of flu, they declare. We all gotta die of "sumthin", they add...

After The Pandemic: More Change?

"1776" belongs to ALL Americans. With all its faults our America is not exclusively the property of a bunch of mouthy reactionary-right-wingers who insist only they are the "real" Americans and that they have the corner on patriotism and the understanding of freedom.

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.

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."