Non-Fiction

Bandit, my cat. He has soothed me through shaky times and annoyed me during writing times. Can't imagine life without him.

Bandit, my cat. He has soothed me through shaky times and annoyed me during writing times. Can’t imagine life without him.

 

These stories appear only on this blog.


Personal Essays

I Met An Angry Lady at the Check-out Line Today – My most popular story by far, published here on my blog during the summer of 2016.

Father’s Day: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – A mixture of fact and fiction. I wanted to be ten-year-old Dee Dee — Dad’s nickname for me — living out this moment that has stayed with me to this day.

I’m Holding a Kindle and I Don’t Feel Like a Traitor – Sometimes we readers and writers keep chips on our shoulders for far too long, as in the case of digital devices.

Childhood Christmas Memory #3: The Gift That Changed Everything – Music burst into my life one Christmas morning.


On Writing

I Am With Book – C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces gives a remarkable description of literary creation.

Because That’s What We Storytellers Do –  How a particular scene in the movie Saving Mr. Banks reminded me of why I write.

NaNoWriMo, Fahrenheit 451, and Life Under the Glass – Reading the classic Ray Bradbury novel made the writer in me both sinfully envious and wonderfully hopeful.