Monthly Archives: April 2014

look, if you dare, upon the face of an angel

I’ve mentioned before that my upcoming YA sci-fi book Lost Dogs has religious elements, and in writing it, I’ve done some research on angels.  Now, we all know what angels look like, right?  Guys in long robes, wings, halos, harps, … Continue reading

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have you seen these dogs?

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tales of a doggy apocalypse

I am entering the home stretch of drafting Lost Dogs, my young adult novel about the apocalypse as experienced by two dogs living on Kent Island, MD.  I was inspired to write the story after seeing a segment of the … Continue reading

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the lights are coming on for some of the navajo

A few months ago, I learned that 40% of the homes on the Navajo reservation don’t have running water, so it shouldn’t have surprised me to learn today that about 15,000 homes don’t have electricity, either.  The water situation is … Continue reading

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kiss takes the rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame

Today, as you may have heard, the heavy-metal band KISS (a long-time guilty pleasure of mine) is finally—15 years after they were eligible–being inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  Paul Stanley and the others might … Continue reading

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lessons learned along the way (final)

This series talks about things I wish I had figured out a lot sooner than I did.  The first of the “lessons learned” concerned the care and feeding of you; the second consisted of suggestions on how to deal with other people; the … Continue reading

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impressions of paris

It’s (finally) spring time, and that makes me think of Paris, which my wife, my daughters, and my folks and I visited a few years ago.  Paris was someplace I had imagined for many years; it almost took on a … Continue reading

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“captain a” in dc

Like a whole lot of people, I saw Captain America: The Winter Solider over the weekend, and I loved it.  Most of the movie is set in Washington DC, and I lived in the area from 1979-1998 (my home is … Continue reading

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lessons learned along the way (part 4)

This series talks about things I wish I had figured out a lot sooner than I did.  The first of the “lessons learned” concerned the care and feeding of you; the second consisted of suggestions on how to deal with other people; … Continue reading

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when the world was young: sci-fi movies of the ’70’s

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days   Sci-fi purists might sneer (but then, that’s what they’re best at) when I tell you that a good chunk of my formative years was spent in darkened movie … Continue reading

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