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Memento Mori

"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic...

Sneak Peek - Opening of WHERE YOU WILL DIE

No one is more surprised than I to report I am meeting the milestones I set for myself in this last big edit of my novel, WHERE YOU WILL...

WHERE YOU WILL DIE

A New Direction for My Novel After three years of drafting, editing, and revising, I am embarked on the final preparations of my novel,...

Pan-American

"Hell is the impossibility of reason." Oh, heady days! Late imperial, early feudal, rancor in the air like poison smoke. We breathe in...

Song Without Melody

I am roiled tonight with questions. What inexorable force impresses choice beyond all good and evil? Why does the mantle of...

Fable for a Broken People

One day in a time and place not far from here, a man named Oben went to market to buy bread for his family. He left his wife and nearly...

Keep your face to the sunshine...

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." - Hellen Keller

Join the Loyal Opposition

We are Not the Enemy Here are three phrases I hate as some of the most damnable and destructive lies in our cultural lexicon: “All’s fair...

The Kid Meets the Unknown Professional

My recent post on Medium - from my poetry collection THE END OF AN ORDINARY LIFE The Kid Meets the Unknown Professional

Medium is Where I 'Blog'

I've never had much success with blogging. What do instead, is post my fiction, poetry and essays on Medium, a great publishing platform...

Of Flame and Freeze and Simple Dumb Luck

Fire chased us from our Paradise home. Now snow traps us in our Eugene refuge. A foot of fresh powder fell on our South Eugene...

Fine Scottish Days

"Fine Scottish day" I say, leading Coco by the leash down the muddy lane to the dog park. "Aye, 'tis that" Pat replies. January in...

May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way

The morning of November 8, 2018, about 8:30, my wife and I were beginning our day as we had for years: Workouts, a light breakfast, a...

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