It’s the middle of the afternoon and all about me swirl a mass of humanity, searching for the perfect holiday gift. There’s anxious lovers seeking a treasure that’ll please, parents digging through the remains of empty shelves hoping against hope that a Hatchimal might lurk among the carcasses of toys, or the fed-up grandmother angry that the entire supply of Zip-Loc bags have been plundered by customers seeking to freeze cookies for later gluttony.

I haven’t been writing this blog for some time, a month or so, mainly because my body has shown an open revolt against me. One night, I was sitting in the living room minding my own business when suddenly I saw a giant shower of sparks, then yellow-white, followed by intense pain. My right eye […]

I sat here in front of the computer for a very long time, not exactly sure, really, trying to think of something to write. And it’s not like I’m uninspired or anything. It’s just that whatever I put down doesn’t seem to be adequate in every sense of the word. And I apologize in advance […]

So during my last post I extolled the virtues of green. And not just colors, but things and everything really nice about my favorite color. Alas, as with every good thing, there’s a flip side. An evil flip side, I like gardening, especially when the weather turns nice and the sun shines. My house lies under […]

Green is one of those colors that you either love or hate. Think about what green can mean. One can be green with envy. You’re rich if you have a lot of green. Energy derived from green sources means its renewable. Vermont has its Green Mountains. The moon was once thought to be made of […]

It’s a lovely May day. The sun is shining brightly and the temperature is absolutely perfect. The mountains surrounding the village are covered in a haze of green and red, leaves eager to burst forth. No humidity, a light breeze. People are hanging out on porches, chatting to their neighbors. The ice cream stand is […]

My workstation as of late I’ve been writing so much lately. Ironically, it’s been all for grants and fundraising. I’m still hacking away at changes in my book, but the funny thing is my language has become entirely too formal. See, when you write a grant, you have to learn this kind of jargon that […]

I’m watching films on Netflix, HBO or whatever channel my fingers point the clicker to, showing gatherings of people celebrating events. How odd it seemed. Everyone gathered together, smiling, sharing food, even hugging and shaking hands. Don’t they know how deadly that is? Of course they don’t. It’s Hollywood. Unless, of course, you’re watching such […]

I was not doing well at all, in fact, I was on the verge of cracking. Thursday was a convergence of a lot of unfortunately events that nearly broke me. It was my mother’s birthday (she’s been gone for 6 years – seems like yesterday!). After a fitful sleep, I woke up sad, but that […]

At the end of “Star Wars: Rogue One,” two characters, Jyn Erso & Cassian Andor, cling to each other as they face a wave of destruction that hurdles towards them. Time is over, but though they face the inevitable, a strong part of their faith lies with the hope that a message will be delivered into […]

So there was an open mic night the other night. My new job sponsored it. It was meant to encourage anyone who’s written anything to get up there and read it aloud to those who attended. It made for an interesting evening. Whenever you hold events such as these, you attract a group of people […]