Tag: relationships

The Family Perspective

The Family Perspective

The other day I had also seen an Instagram post by a writer in which she discusses her parents as parental inspirations for two of her characters. My parents – especially my late mother – particularly on my mind due also to the names of the house sellers, seeing her post got me thinking. Parents, eh?

Returned To The Wintry North

Returned To The Wintry North

All good things come to an end... including Florida beach holidays...

Human Being Online

Human Being Online

Clearly those who allow social media not to supplement life and expand their personal horizon, but instead to encroach on living face an issue that they may need to address.

She Was 90

She Was 90

Her parents came over in the 1920s from what is today the Republic of Ireland. She had also spent some of her childhood back there, including some of early World War II, under the care of an aunt. To the end of her life, those childhood years living in Ireland were special and happy memories for her...

Forgotten: How To Be A Gentleman?

Forgotten: How To Be A Gentleman?

What I see out there of this is so many apparently smug men actually with nothing about which to be smug, and I cringe in embarrassment as a man reading the garbage such men post...

I Am Not A Killer

I Am Not A Killer

I am NOT deciding "Character A" will die, but merely state if we are witnessing "Character A" die.

The Dinner Date: Does The Man Still Pay?

The Dinner Date: Does The Man Still Pay?

I cannot get over how evidently "challenged" by her opinions numbers of the male commenters are. Is what she is saying ACTUALLY that much of a SHOCKER?

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

Allow me, as a man (and historian), please to offer the following thoughts...

“I just didn’t want to be alive any more”

“I just didn’t want to be alive any more”

Nothing in that "interview" with the duchess was more upsetting, I felt, really, than her stating she had wished not to live any longer.

Awakenings

Awakenings

When I get into what I am writing, the problems of the current real world outside… disappear from my thoughts for a few hours. I hope in that way the books provide a similar escape for any reader.

Romance By The Numbers?

Romance By The Numbers?

Ernest Hemingway’s 1928 comment “Write what you know” (although he did not word it precisely that way) remains the single best piece of writing advice overall I think I have ever encountered.

Sex And Sensitivity

Sex And Sensitivity

Often sex finds itself treated as a subject that can somehow be seen in isolation. It is as if sex is somehow something that happens in a separate sphere and is unnecessary to a story despite the act itself being possibly life-altering.

Half A Decade Ago

Half A Decade Ago

I took a moment to be alone with her: I kissed her now lifeless forehead, and paused as I thought briefly on how while her troubles were mercifully over our lives going forward would never be the same...

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part II)

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part II)

And now, here is Part 2...

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part 1)

PUBLISHED: A Free Short Story (Part 1)

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