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"
The old year is now well in its grave and the world turns into 2017. Almost a week removed from last year, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on 2016 and consider how it went. I’ll review the year as it happened to me personally. Most people seem to have a dour view upon […]Read more "Reflections on 2016: Wake Up Screaming"