Last year I wrote a post based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, but I found the book so rich there was another theme I wanted to discuss aside from the one I handled in that previous post. I figured in this “month of love”, it’d be appropriate to write about it now. That said, I will also […]Read more "Honesty in Marriage and ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’"
As I await fatherhood later this year, I plan on writing special posts in which I weigh certain thoughts that come to mind about being a dad. I’ll call this series Turning into Dad. You can read the technical first post here. It was Thanksgiving weekend and barely a couple weeks after learning we were expecting […]Read more "Turning into Dad: Miracles and Mercies"
‘Tis the weekend before Valentine’s Day and hopefully you have something sweet and romantic planned for your sweetheart. In case you don’t quite feel in the mood yet, I’ll share with you a little love song I wrote! This was written early last year when my wife and I were going through a rough patch […]Read more "Song: Piles of Dust"
It’s February and that means it’s the month of love! We’ll start off the lovely festivities with a story about a wedding. Yes, it’s time for another College-Time Mystery. The Grungers reunite to celebrate a wedding. But their detective skills are called into play when the bride goes missing! Enjoy! ——————————————————– Will You Marry Me? […]Read more "Story: Will You Marry Me?"
The world is constantly changing. Nations rise and fall, new political leaders take power, customs wane or shift, culture morphs into something new. Change can be exciting but it also usually means that something is lost: morality, beliefs, traditions, etc. The old West is a perfect example of this. Take a now-bustling metropolis like Los […]Read more "‘The Lonesome Gods’ Vs. The Real God"
As I wait and mentally prepare myself to become a father later this year, my mind wanders over the various examples of dads I have seen in my time. Obviously, standing starkly out from the rest is my own father. I think of what I valued in his leadership or what I should do differently. As […]Read more "Leader of the Band"
Last year I decided to read a book that had been sitting on my shelf for some time, Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills. The copy turned out to have mold or something growing in it, so out that went! When a cheap copy came in from Amazon, I finally […]Read more "‘Writing in General’ and Always Learning"