9/11: the Era of Illusion

I have been thinking about 9/11 a lot lately. Anniversaries imbue special dates with added significance, and the twentieth anniversary of...

Forthcoming novel & writing news

On May 24th, my novel Time Out will be published by Wolfsinger. Time Out tells the story of Chris, son of refugees from the planet...

A Moment of Pause

Like many, I greeted the news of Donald Trump's permanent suspension from Twitter with baffled amusement. Was that it? Was it finally...

Disquiet on the Christian Front

July is traditionally a time of spiritual retreat for Ignatian Christians. This past month, I disengaged from worldly affairs, refrained...

Our Surreal Cultural Moment

Much as the word 'Nazi' lost its bite when liberals began applying it to wedding bakers refusing to make gay cakes, 'the end of the...

A Dog, a Book and a Second Chance

When we first adopted Hero, we were warned that he was a reactive dog. Soon after he healed from the shotgun blast that filled his spine...

The Year of the Aardvark

I sold my first short story, "The Meditation Machine", back in 2009. So 2019 is my tenth year in business as a working writer. When I...