Seven Days in May

I was giving a keynote at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference several years ago and I mentioned this book and movie and got blank stares. The book isn’t that great actually. It reads like a manifesto and lecturing. One of the few times the movie is better than...

How Do You Stop An Imperial President?

One of the duties of a fiction writer is to predict the future; and sometimes re imagine the past. The issue of a president bloated with power and breaking the law is a problem that has bedeviled our country throughout its existence. There are times when Presidents...
On Temper Tantrums & Standing Firm

On Temper Tantrums & Standing Firm

This is a guest post by my wife, who is much smarter. Deb: I’ve decided that everything is about age. Bob and I got a puppy from the pound cause day-to-day life has been so boring of late. We named her Scout and handed her to our ten-year-old dog, Gus, as if we...