Thoughts

What’s the Point?

I’ve been giving some thought lately as to just how much size matters. […]

Dear Mr. Ellison,

It’s an odd yet common occurrence, isn’t it, that something is never truly appreciated until it’s gone. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part Three – The Ferret Mystery

Note: Everything in this story is true. Even the part about the ferret peering into my darkened room. […]

Of Fiction and Ferrets: Part One – The Weaseling Writer

I can’t speak for every author, of course, but I think it’s safe to say that most writers weasel their way into their stories one way or another. […]

The Power of Art

I’ve never doubted the effect art can have upon the world, or to each of us individually, especially myself. […]

The Better Part Of

When my wife and I began the journey of having a child, we anticipated it would be a little girl. […]

Two Books and a Plan

I’ve written two books. Good books, I think. Maybe not great, but they don’t have to be. I mean, how many truly great books are there, anyway? […]

Distant Fires

Smoke veiled the foothills, shrouded the trees in a gray-brown haze. The typically lush hues of the Northwest became muted and dull; the horizon, a faint outline. […]

We Are Big Brother

Even someone who's never read George Orwell's classic dystopian novel understands the idea of Big Brother - an ever-watchful collective that monitors our daily activities and behavior, passing judgement [...]

Yes, But The Book Was Better

I daydream sometimes about having a book I've written adapted into a movie. And that makes me wonder about the whole process and how much I would want to [...]