Happy Halloween, dear reader! Whether you enjoy the spooky festivities or not, you can at least check out my scary story I wrote for the season this year. This one is “Malodorous” and runs more in the haunted house genre. It was inspired by an ordeal we had to endure earlier this year, though there […]Read more "Malodorous–A Spooky Story"
Over the past few years I’ve been fascinated by stories involving France and the French Revolution. For some reason, that bloody event captivates me–not because I enjoy reading tales of the guillotine and bloodshed, but because I see parallels between that event and today’s happenings. Maybe that’s a stretch; perhaps my imagination is too active. […]Read more "‘A Tale of Two Cities’ in the Social Media Age"
We don’t give much consideration to the importance of names these days. Even if you never have kids, you’ll probably name something in your life, whether a pet or your car or your house or who knows what. We enjoy assigning names (or nicknames) to people, places, and things, but do we ever consider how important […]Read more "Naming ‘A Wind in the Door’"
This is part of an on-going series about the life and challenges of being a parent. To see the previous post, click here. Like most people, I prefer to have some level of control over my life. I don’t want complete control over everything (since that’s impossible) nor do I want to control other people. But […]Read more "Parental Perspective: Lose Control"