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Back to School

My kids are all starting school tomorrow and I again attacked Staples and Office Depot like an extreme-couponer on acid. Interestingly, I had written about what that was like last year and sadly, it has not changed a bit. To those… Read More ›

Travelling Abroad

I just came back from a week out of the country. Travelling is certainly a process. The packing and worries that precede the trip, the organizing of documents and transportation in the country. Contacting friends and family and arranging lodging…. Read More ›

Damned if you do…

I’ve been waiting for a call or an e-mail about a manuscript that is currently with an editor at “a big publishing house.” How that all happened is a bizarre story that I will tell once I find out the status… Read More ›

Colorado On My Mind

I’ve had Colorado on my mind and not in a John Denver kind of way. The horrible events of this past weekend have filled the papers and the internet with stories of survival, tragedy, and tremendous pain.  I read each one… Read More ›

Writing Elves

Neil Gaiman once spoke about magical writing elves that appear in the night while an author sleeps. These are elves who miraculously finish the manuscript that author is working on. Most struggling writers want to believe in that myth. As you’re stuck in… Read More ›