“The Rule Of One”: One For Them, But Another For Everyone Else

“The Rule Of One”: One For Them, But Another For Everyone Else

Even though vaccinated and boosted, we - my wife and I - stay home EVEN NOW as much as possible.

Scrolling The Tweets…

Scrolling The Tweets…

It has been a while since I last did, so I thought I would here offer my reactions to some tweets I plucked from a few scrolls of that platform's (which I no longer use, as you may know) writers and #writingcommunity...

A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

We arrived back here in England today...

Blame Fitzgerald

Blame Fitzgerald

I had found myself with no real ideas of what I might write next. Until yesterday, that is....

On The Gulf

On The Gulf

With her mum's death in October and all that went on there in previous months (and has gone on since), my wife desperately needed and deserved a vacation...

Private Messages

Private Messages

I have found over the years that there are readers - often very articulate ones, too - who may want to talk IN PRIVATE about this or that in my books.

“The hardest bit”

“The hardest bit”

To me the hardest bit of writing is when I have to sit back and state: "I think it's finished now."

My Choice

Don't get me wrong, I love book sales. However, I don’t care how many books I sell. I never have cared about that, really.

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.

For All The World To Read

For All The World To Read

As you probably know I no longer tweet. However, I do like to "dip into" what I see Twitter writers/authors at its #writingcommunity hashtag are throwing out there for possibly all the world to read. I did so again yesterday and thought I would share a few here...

State And Church In The USA (Yet Another Subject That Needs To Be Better Taught In School)

State And Church In The USA (Yet Another Subject That Needs To Be Better Taught In School)

She reminds me of former students of mine who saw something they did not like and were glibly sure they had an "easy" answer. (Because, you know, no one ever considered THEIR idea before, right?)

To Do, Or Not To Do

To Do, Or Not To Do

A change of pace: an afternoon (UK time) post. Why? Because I have seen a few things in recent days I thought worth addressing here and I also chose just to surprise you at a new time. LOL!

“1899” Was ***NOT*** The Good Old Days

“1899” Was ***NOT*** The Good Old Days

How about history? The internal combustion engine on which we now rely simply cannot be viewed in isolation without any thought given to what had been before it. It is not as if it had not existed we would all dwell in immaculate urban pedestrianized New Yorker-style cartoon locales where everyone is cycling and doing yoga and going to therapy.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer

By the way, I swear if you ever publish or "mine" from one of my emails here, I will murder you...

“Fiction comes from fact…”

“Fiction comes from fact…”

Angry emails now started to fly between them, public accusations started to be hurled back and forth, friends jumped in to defend both, something from one of them (I forget which) ended up I think in the Boston Globe newspaper (honestly, by then I was losing the will to live reading about this)...