Tiny You-Are-(L)

I heard recently that my novel Truly Are the Free was named a Discovered Diamond. This is kind of a big deal in historical fiction, so I was feeling rather puffed up. Then I remembered how I felt last August, watching the solar eclipse in Charleston. Tiny. Really,...

Welcome to the e-Cave

[I’m off to San Francisco for my grandson Goober’s birthday and to let him run me ragged for a week, so I’m dusting off an earlier post. I haven’t seen this one in quite some time–there’s some good stuff in here, promise. Back with...

Sublimity of Stooges

True story. One of the salient things that initially attracted me to my wife was… The Three Stooges. At the risk of serious gender stereotyping, let me just say that 99.999% of all Late Baby Boomer-aged girls/women I have ever met, spoken with, attempted to date, or...

The Perplexing Problem of Mr. Jefferson

Friday was Thomas Jefferson’s 275th birthday. Those of you who do not reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia may be forgiven for not knowing this. For us Virginians, forgetting Mr. Jefferson’s birthday is punished with points on your driver’s license. I’m pretty sure....

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