Still Learning Letters and Words

I've told this story before -- but then what stories are not retold. One of my first memories is sitting next to my mom while she read to my brother and me. I think I was about three at the time and this wasn't a picture book. It was a real book, I believe it... Continue Reading →

Snowfall in spring

"Lovely snow, it falls nowhere else." Photo by Gantas Vaiu010diulu0117nas on Pexels.com I think I derived this from two zen quotes -- Layman Pang's, "Beautiful snowflakes; they fall nowhere," and another saying or poem which I can't for the life of me track down. But it went something like this, "The rain does not know... Continue Reading →

Is This A Comedy I See Before Me

In 1999, I visited London and made a point of going to the Globe Theater, then open just two years. For those not familiar with it, it's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre rebuilt in Riverside London, near the original. It's a wonderful, open air theater and you can sit in gallery or stand with the Groundlings. I... Continue Reading →

Winning Wasn’t the Point

It's a lesson I didn't realize I'd even learned, that all those games with my friends, the touch football in the street, baseball in the cul de sac on Arrowhead, the basketball games at the park on Creek Crest, the hide-and-seek marathons on Folsom Drive, the Wiffle Ball home run derby's at Ben's house, none... Continue Reading →

Coming soon: Black Eyes and Tequila

I've had some trouble writing a good blog this week, partly because I'm really invested in my current manuscript and partly because, like just about everyone else in the world, I'm pretty tired and beat down right now. I won't bore you with my complaints, at least not today. I'm not quite so desperate for... Continue Reading →

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