Guidelines for the dead irritate the living

There are plenty of us who would love to live forever. Besides the uncertainty some of us have, based on our actions in life, about whether or not we’re going to heaven or hell, there’s also the reality that death has become such a rigid affair. As Exhibit A, I present to you a recent…

Watch the debate or stare down a hurricane? You decide

How many of us are dreading the impending arrival of tonight’s presidential debate and wishing we were down in Florida or Georgia dealing with the flooded aftermath of Hurricane Matthew instead? The 2016 presidential campaign has been a nonstop barrage of verbal attacks and assorted scandals that have made this the most distasteful one in…

Editing a book more time consuming sometimes than writing it

I know I’ve been very neglectful the last couple of weeks posting to the blog, but there really is a good reason. My new book was holding me hostage. It sounds crazy, I know, but until you’ve actually attempted to write a novel, you can’t appreciate how much time can be sucked up with an…