SOURCE Chapter 6 playing out?

August 16th, 2017

Interesting activity going on along the Indo-China border from Reuters! "On Tuesday, a source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near a lake called Pangong." If you want a fictional account on how this can play ... Read More

SOURCE now released!

May 8th, 2017

The road to the finish was rocky, steep, and winding--and that's the way I like it! But unlike how I feel after some of the races I run these days, I'm ecstatic about how this book finished. I hope you feel the range of emotions that went into it. Those are real. :)           I'm forever grateful to tho... Read More

“Collector”

December 30th, 2016

The imminent New Year demands resolutions while many of us remain in shock, overwhelmed that we (eventually) have to box up the holiday decorations and get back to work. I thought I'd share a poem that was part of my mental end-of-year dump. The structure and scheme progressively de-clutter, and it ends in a place I hope you enjoy. :) Wishing ... Read More

The story of the ugliest Christmas ornament

December 5th, 2016

It's December! I'm behind in my holiday preparations, but at least I've raised my tree and unpacked the decorations. While doing so, I again noticed one ornament that's been in my family's Christmas inventory forever. From maybe 3rd or 4th grade (I'll have to check). What, you can't tell what it is? This is a pull-tab flower ornament, the pet... Read More

A Destroyer Story

May 25th, 2016

For nearly three years, I was lucky to live in Astoria, Oregon, and after a few weeks of exploring the area, I visited its beautiful maritime museum on the Columbia River. One of the exhibits caught my extra attention as I moved through the rooms: the bridge of a WW2 / Korean War vintage destroyer. "Oh, cool," I thought, remembering the hund... Read More

Much better late than never

May 15th, 2016

I submitted the original version of MEASURE OF DANGER for a Publishers Weekly review two years ago and assumed it had been passed over. I'm grateful that it has now received attention, and it was worth the wait! The review on the PW site is here.   Read More

Roughly the size of two stacked nickels…

March 7th, 2016

Fascinating story today... "In its announcement, DARPA acknowledged that an implant is still a long ways away, with breakthroughs in neuroscience, synthetic biology, low-power electronics, photonics and medical-device manufacturing needed before the device could be used. DARPA plans to recruit a diverse set of experts in an attempt to acce... Read More

“Decision”

February 13th, 2016

Quick decisions. Long decisions. Bad decisions. Some decisions we have to make fast. Some we only think we have to make fast. What is the right mix of indecisiveness in decision? "Decision" I don't prefer To flip a switch When left or right Adjusts the dial I don't remove A precious chance When there is time To think A while Yo... Read More


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