The Golden Age of TV

One of the things I do as a writer is to justify watching hours of live-streamed television by claiming it’s a way to study my craft. I’m not totally off the mark — television shows today are incredibly well scripted, acted, costumed, and filmed....

A Writer’s Soul Searching

Writers get a lot of advice. For instance, we’re often told that we have to write every day to practice our craft and complete our work. This makes sense. If we’re not writing every day, then can we really call ourselves writers? I tell people I’m a...

The Best of 2018

I can’t believe 2018 is almost over! It’s been a wonderful year full of adventures, insights, inspirations, amazing experiences, and great stuff. Here’s my list of the Best of 2018: Best movie – “Green Book” starring Viggo...

Christmas Gifts

  I wanted to get you something for the holidays and thought why not share my writing? So here are my Christmas gifts to you — three of my flash fiction short stories:       “A Kwiki” – takes place in Madison, Wisconsin and plays with the idea...

Short Story – Daniel’s Voice

At seventeen Daniel Sinclair found his voice. As a baby, Daniel didn’t coo, squawk, wail, burp or gurgle. As a toddler, he scraped his chubby knees and soiled his cloth diapers, but he never cried out in pain or discomfort. He communicated through nods. On Daniel’s...

Short Story – Jessie’s Jelly Joint

I am the Mozart of the literary world. Not a writer, more of a conduit for letters that pour through my brain, down my arm, through my fingers, flowing into my fountain pen and on to the page. My day starts at four a.m. in an all-night coffee shop three blocks from my...