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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. […]

Fast Reads

With every generation, life gets exponentially faster. […]

A Strange Pleasure

I get a strange pleasure from making readers cry. Or ponder, or fear, or laugh, if that be the case. […]

In Defense of Ron Bushy

The first thing you may be asking yourself is: Who the [expletive] is Ron Bushy? And then you may wonder: Why the [you-know-what] does he need to be defended? […]

Indie or Not?

My recent experience with Kindle Scout got me to thinking about a few things. […]

How Do You Come Up With This Crap?

A writer never knows from where or when an idea may come. While my wife and I were on a road trip through Northern Arizona, […]

That Contentious Semicolon!

You wouldn’t think that a topic as innocuous as punctuation could illicit the slightest opinion or criticism. And yet… […]