On Not Writing

On Not Writing

I often tell people the hardest part about being a writer is: Writing. I tell them everything else is great. No commute, researching is fun, wearing sweats to work, Cool Gus lying at my feet glaring at me to get fed etc. But butt in chair, actually writing, is the...
5 Years Ago– unspeakable tragedy

5 Years Ago– unspeakable tragedy

Five years ago today was the Newton School Shooting. To the left are the images of some of the 26 dead (20 were children) impressed on roses. I was on Quora earlier this morning reading responses to a question asking if there should be a limit on the number of guns a...
Godless: Great characters and storytelling

Godless: Great characters and storytelling

The NETFLIX original seven-part series Godless came as a surprise. I hadn’t heard of it, but somehow stumbled across it and ended up binging all seven episodes in a day. I highly recommend it. Often we see new series compared to other series that set a high bar. Ozark...
The Gun Issue: Part Deux

The Gun Issue: Part Deux

I addressed some arguments of the gun issue after the Las Vegas shooting. I feel a need to readdress some of the same issues and also add some arguments I’ve recently encountered after the Texas shooting. Which right there indicates a problem. After Las Vegas we were...