June 7, 2017

 My blog this month is an interview with fellow author Shelby Londyn-Heath. Shelby has written a harrowing tale of the failures of our foster care system. Not an easy read, but a worthwhile one for anyone interested in protecting our most important resource; our childr...

April 7, 2017

Several weeks ago, I began work on my second novel. I broke out of the gate quickly and rounded the first turn well ahead of the field of doubts.

Then, it happened. I began to question every element of my story. Was the premise too far-fetched? Were the characters fully...

February 23, 2017

Yes, that is a photo of me from around 100 years ago. Back then, there was something  referred to as "common courtesy" as in, "Don't stick your tongue out at that little boy. Show some common courtesy."

I often wonder where common courtesy, or any courtesy, has disappea...

February 16, 2017

Those of you interested in the philosophical portion of this blog, keep reading. If you are only interested in the Coq au Vin recipe, scroll to the bottom now!

There is a huge market in this country for anything that brands itself as self-improvement, self-empowerment,...

February 9, 2017

I believe humans are nomadic by nature. There is some debate on this topic but, there is no debating the fact we were nomads for around 99% of our time on the planet.

We are not designed to spend endless hours sitting in front of a screen. Nor are we designed to sp...

February 1, 2017

The painting to the left is of a New Orleans cottage. I liked it when I created it, and I still do. When I began it, I had no clear idea of how it was going to turn out. I just started drawing and let my imagination go.

My first published novel is titled Oceans Ending....

January 17, 2017

In this era of rampant self-publishing, it seems it has become imperative for an author to have a blog. I am told it is just as important, if not more important, than what you actually publish in book form. It's part of curating your brand, creating your persona, engag...

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