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“i will show you my faith by my works”

My literary idol is J.R. R. Tolkien, a lifelong Catholic who created the world of Middle Earth and developed his characters and stories–The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings being the best well-known–to depict the epic struggle of Good … Continue reading

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last week’s radio interview

My apologies for not posting a notice about this sooner so that you could catch it live, but it was something of a last-minute gig.  Last week, I was invited by author Jack July to come onto his internet radio … Continue reading

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of dragons and daughters and dogs

A few items for your consideration today: Item #1.  Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, allow me to present the new version of my young adult fantasy novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters. “What’s it about?”  Think Little House on the Prairie…with dragons. … Continue reading

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halfway there on the new “dragontamer’s daughters”

Tonight, I finished editing the first half (“Pearl”) of the new-and-hopefully-improved version of Dragontamer’s Daughters, my fantasy novel about two girls in an alternate Old West who adopt an injured dragon (you can see the original versions here and here, … Continue reading

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“lost dogs” on “papa’s world”

Queen Anne’s County TV, the local cable show where I live (in Scenic, Convenient-to-Nowhere, MD) has launched a new show, “Papa’s World,” (a reference to “Papa” Ernest Hemingway).  Every episode will feature an Eastern Shore writer, and I was chosen … Continue reading

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we got six. that’s all there is.

My children have never known a home without pets.  There have always been at least two in the house. When my older daughter Beth was born, we had our cats Loki and Freya (who were littermates), as well as our dogs … Continue reading

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when the world was young: dungeons & dragons

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days   Good grief, is D&D really 40 years old?   I first encountered Dungeons & Dragons back in my sophomore year of high school (so we’re talking 1981 or … Continue reading

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teacher appreciation: the early years

The latest in a series recognizing the best teachers I had.   Through almost all of my school years, I was lucky to have several outstanding teachers, beginning as early as 4th grade, with Roger Ricketts, my homeroom teacher at … 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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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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