May 7, 2019

Episode 17

The engines roared with a deep-throated ferocity that vibrated my fillings. The ancient C-7 military aircraft, side doors removed, strained to obtain jump altitude. Exhaust fumes streamed through the passenger compartment. I peeked out the open door; all the...

October 15, 2018

Recently, while reading A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (the second in the Chief Inspector Gamache series), I actually had to pause, put down the book, and absorb the beauty of her writing. Her description of an art studio was both mesmerizing and delightful. She literal...

August 2, 2018

So, you are considering a trip to Montana. Terrific!

My advice: Go for it. It’s quite a place.

The following are my notes, opinions, and observations from a week in “Big Sky Country.”

The genesis of this voyage was a family reunion. We rented a magnificent VRBO house on a...

April 10, 2018

Okay, okay, I admit it. I’m addicted to the entire Harry Potter scene; the books (both written words and audio), all eight movies, the website ( ), and the theme park in Florida. I know I’m no longer a young lad and perhaps a little old to be fascinat...

April 3, 2018

           Recently, while attending a writer’s workshop, we were asked to make a list of our favorite things. Supposedly, this is one of those introspective exercises that will make me a better writer. We’ll see about that, but even if it does...

December 14, 2017

I am delighted to announce my book, Good Intentions, Wrong Directions, will now be available in the ‘new release’ section of Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado.

This is my favorite book store and I’m thrilled to be featured at the shop.

If you are curious about...

December 7, 2017

Hello from Big Bend.   

Once upon a time, a long time ago, a hot spot on our Earth’s surface blew up and numerous volcano’s exploded. Then, the plate sank and the ice caps melted and the entire southwest became a shallow sea. Then, the ice caps came back...

November 14, 2017

From time to time, we plan an event and it turns out perfectly ...

September 21, 2017

Writing a story is like a shark: they both have to keep moving forward or they die.

September 21, 2017

Yesterday, I tried to write this thing, let’s call it First Blog, but chose instead to go fishing.

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