Winding down

Teaching these Kindergartners and primary students has been a pleasure. I’ve learned so much from them and we’ve had fun all around. The yearbook has pictures of dancing, singing, field trips to the public library, and a couple of plays we put on as part...

Transitions

“Ch-cha-cha changes!” David Bowie wrote this song about a transitional time of life. Not unexpected. However, he was talking about artistic as well as professional and personal changes. His wife was pregnant, he was redefining himself from singer to...

The Decision to Self Publish

Three years ago I started a novel. It turned into Rock Hopper. Half way through Rock Hopper, I wrote Olivia’s Field, but I kept returning to the Trojan War universe to write more about Rock Hopper’s characters. They had reasons for the choices they made. Most of those...

Taste the Rainbow: Why I Decided to Go to Sasquan

 We split ourselves, for ease and genre. What do you read? Everything, but mostly scifi. Speculative fiction doesn’t cut it. Fantasy is science fiction in the broad scheme. The writing guild is Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, after all. But we’ll take...

Prejudice, Experience, and Education

 I can’t afford the price of selfishness. Seeing more of the world, both in person and through the eyes of new-found internet friends, educates me and makes sitting in my comfortable life a little less easy. Sometimes it adds discontentedness to the equation, for...