Time to Celebrate Rejection

I'm writing to celebrate a rejection. Yes, it's an odd thing to celebrate. I just received the first official rejection letter for my book. For those who don't know, over the past two years I've written a book of psychological satire called "How to Make Yourself Angry in Any Situation." Ran the book through several … Continue reading Time to Celebrate Rejection

The DoD and Me

I had the honor of playing for the United States’ military and Allied troops in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait after Operation Desert Storm, in July and August, 1991. True story. Spent five weeks stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and ten days in Doha, Kuwait. I was in college, at Appalachian State University in Boone, North … Continue reading The DoD and Me

Lemonade out of Lemons

You’ve heard the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” It means you should try to make the best of a bad situation. For example, if you’re sheltered in place during a global pandemic, you can use the opportunity to read easygoing, light-hearted books like Crime and Punishment, War and Peace, or Signs Preceding … Continue reading Lemonade out of Lemons

100 Years Ago Today: The More Things Change…

A brash Republican leader with real estate expertise, questionable ethics, a gift for snarky nicknames, and a stunning political victory over a heavily-favored opponent three years earlier, sued a liberal newspaper for libel in a fit of pique after the publication mocked the leader’s failed business dealings. Sound plausible? It happened one hundred years ago … Continue reading 100 Years Ago Today: The More Things Change…

Cherimoya Schmerimoya

You haven't heard of the cherimoya?!!? How many of you just clicked the link, got TERRIFIED by the dense, technical writing, and immediately gave up? I did, too. So consider that a little "joke" between us. This guy intimidates me but his enthusiasm is appropriate for the subject. Seriously, he scares me to my core … Continue reading Cherimoya Schmerimoya