Category Archives: Writing

Reading myself into something new

Five brief book reviews from among some non-fiction I’ve read in 2019. In honor of my dad’s great book reviews and of the bliss of reading yourself into new worlds. Continue reading

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Shortest expectant exuberance, ever

This is a short blog post on the shortest period of expectant exuberance I’ve ever experienced. Y’all know I’m looking for a wider audience for my novel, Spy Act. I’ve sent it to various agents and contests and had some … Continue reading

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#MeToo – say it with flowers?

#MeToo indeed. Stuck with seeing this everywhere. A flower shop in Amman, Jordan? Nothing to do, Ramon would say: this flower shop indeed has nothing to do with the #MeToo movement, or Aziz Ansari, or sexual harassment among the rich … Continue reading

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Zero moment

Zero moment: that minuscule space in time before you do something that changes you forever. I’m a writer, and I think of myself as always having been one. But it’s not true. I have first, foremost and absolutely been a dedicated … Continue reading

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Moving the goals post

Featured pic from Mitchell Lawler on Unsplash Goalposts – goals – get it? The start of a year is an appropriate, if imperfect, time for looking at your goals and urging yourself forward. I think goals should be realistic but … Continue reading

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