Limbaugh’s cautionary tale of lesbian farmer invasion laughable

With all the vitriol from the presidential election washing over people, you have to think that things can’t get any worse. Then you see a random link on Facebook, and you discover, by golly, it can get worse. Apparently, Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio host who proclaimed the last Clinton presidency was basically America being…

Lazy authors shouldn’t count on others to make sales

Being a writer is no easy task. Most of the time, you have to put in the time and the effort to give your story life, but the work doesn’t end there, especially if you self-publish. Once the story is in the pipeline for printing, you have to promote yourself, market yourself and be your…

Quilt of old Army uniforms a heartwarming hometown tale

Sometimes hometown news is the best antidote to the national tidal wave of despair you see on the networks and read about in the metro newspapers. This morning, I woke up after spending the previous night proofreading and laying primary election copy to catch up on the news in good ol’ Chino Valley, Arizona. In…

Disavowing daughter in her father’s obituary an act of cruelty

While this blog always showcases my personal perspective on things, this is particularly personal for me. I love my family, and it burns me up when someone tries to hurt a member of my family. This time, someone took a swipe at my 15-year-old niece, Reese, and it was about the cruelest thing imaginable. She…

When Facebook and fanaticism collide – the ugly underbelly of politics

Facebook is a very useful form of social media. It is also way too easy to use and abuse it, especially during election cycles. With the presidential race showcasing two of the most despised candidates in memory, Facebook has gone from seeing my friends post status updates, photos of recent trips and the occasional hilarious…