Category Archives: Writing

The Unseen

Marine biology isn’t exactly a magnet for government financing, especially from the military-industrial complex. But Harcrest’s signature CBE (crude-but-effective) presentation style had secured full funding for the Bio-Invisibility Project. “We’re not talking the usual cloaking device foreplay here,” Harcrest had … Continue reading

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My Blogger Recognition Award

A panel made up of Beyoncé, Stephen L. Hawking, and Mahatma Gandhi has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Recognition Award. I will be lavishly fêted at the upcoming Grammy Show and then be viciously tweeted about by Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

“A teacher is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.”  ~W. H. Auden “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”  ~Malala Yousafzai “I touch the future. I teach.”  ~Christa McAuliffe ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Thanks … Continue reading

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You-nique

I’ve started work on my new novel, Gone Girl on the Train with the Dragon Tattoo. This is a very personal story for me, and I deeply resent any suggestion that it is derivative of other works. Next they’ll be … Continue reading

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Finding a Publisher

Oh, the humanity: Am I the only writer who fears he’s lost the magic every time he sits down at a keyboard?  Ah, but then what made me think I had any magic to begin with? Writers wear two colognes, … Continue reading

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A Satisfied Cat

It’s hoodie weather. Finally! (I’m a t-shirt guy, but a t-shirt without a hoodie is like tights without a cape, you know?)  Anyway, as I sat hoodied and warm in my armchair this morning, an afghan draped across my legs … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to establish our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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