Whatever Lights Your Fire!

The experience of participating  in a dig in the Palestinian West Bank in 2010 fueled my fire to write Shepherd, Potter, Spy—and the Star Namer. Continuing on the theme of fire building and campfires:  Fire-building had a prominent role in the day-to-day life of the people of 1407 BCE. From fires to cook their food and provide […]


Oh, yeah. This is the stuff disaster movies are made of. You could wake up on Thursday and never know how close you came to total destruction. As I wrote Shepherd, Potter, Spy—and the Star Namer, I got more and more homesick for my childhood home. The farm on a hilltop where I experienced the […]

Milk-Jug Reasoning

As I fixed breakfast this morning, George was reading to me from a book he recently found at Half Price Books, God in the Dock by C. S. Lewis. The title of the book has to do with the English term referring to a person on trial standing “in the dock” while giving testimony of […]

Realizations of a Baby Boomer First Waver!

While researching the possible title of a new book, I googled the title I’m considering. Nothing exact came up and that may be as close as I can get to ‘being original’. I’ve realized for several years that as a front-runner of the Baby Boomers, whatever I decide I need or want to do, it […]