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April 8, 2019

Every year, in at least the past five years, maybe more, the weather in April is warmer. It used to be around May, in the Richmond, Virginia area, we’d sometimes start dealing with hot weather. I used to think that was too soon too, feeling cheated out of my spring as...

March 31, 2019

The Write Drive is on hiatus until the week of April 7. A Happy Spring Break to all you cool hepcats.


March 22, 2019

Two of my true ghost stories, "Artfully Rearranged" and "Footsteps and the Mysterious Man," were recently published in Paranormal Encounters, an anthology of tales of the supernatural that were actually experienced by people. I thought I’d talk about what most of us do...

March 13, 2019

Sometimes, after a whirlwind of writing, you just need to take some “me time.” That’s what I’m doing now for at least a few days. I just finished some intensive writing sessions, completing my story for the Button Fiction Spring Contest for Short Edition. They furnish...

March 5, 2019

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon, July 20, 1969. When Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth, 42 years later, on July 21, 2011, that was the end of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Shuttle Program. Our astronauts and supplie...

February 25, 2019

I discovered something while reading this Sunday’s paper. Someone wrote “Dear Abby,” talking about a disorder called misophonia. Those suffering from this may experience anger, the fight or flight response, and other troubles in reaction to certain sounds that most peo...

February 20, 2019

When you can’t seem to get warm in the winter, some people wonder how global warming can be real. Speaking as a former earth science teacher, what they don’t know is global warming causes erratic weather and more storms of increasing intensity.

Last year in the United S...

February 13, 2019

I happened, by chance, to catch the radio show Hidden Brain hosted by Shankar Vedantam on National Public Radio over the weekend. His guest for the program was Doctor Iain McGilchrist. Dr. McGilchrist, a psychiatrist and researcher, talked about what the two hemisphere...

February 4, 2019

Consider this. Two people are holding hands and strolling through a park on a warm, sunny afternoon. Birds are singing cheerfully perched on the branches of the trees. A gentle breeze nudges fluffy, fair-weather clouds of cotton candy lazily along in a clear blue sky....

January 15, 2019

Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, it’s easier than ever to get your own work published. You join the ranks of the Indie Authors. There’s more than a few ways to accomplish the production of a book using one of the many venues for eBook and print book creatio...

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