Women of the Great War

My novel, None of Us the Same, has been out for exactly one month today and I haven’t had a call from either the New York Times or Stephen Spielberg. But I’m hopeful. Today I thought I’d write a little more about what I learned researching and writing the book, as...

In Praise of Paper Things

I love my Kindle. And I love my iPad even more. In particular, I like Reading Stuff on my little electronic gizmos. I picked up the Kindle habit while doing a job that required three or four trips to China every year, since it’s really difficult to stay under 22 kilos...

Men in Beards

I’m going to go all Thomist—as in Aquinas, not the Tank Engine— this week. Let us therefore turn to the matter of men and facial hair. It may be said that the material cause of beards and mustaches is that they are of the Natural Order of Things, that Nature dictates...

O, Say Can You Sing That High Note?

First order of business this week is some shameless self-promotion. My novel None of Us the Same is now available on Amazon! You should do all your Christmas shopping early right here: https://amzn.to/2qvJSJm. It will be also available though other vendors (e.g.,...