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  • This Baby is Different
  • Writing my latest novel ‘Playground for the Devil’ began, like all the rest, as an exercise in blindly following my instincts and believing that i
    Tue, Jan 26 2021

  • Social Stratification
  • It’s the elephant in the room, lint on the shoulders of a dark suit, body odor and bad breath. We’re aware of it but most of us still pretend that
    Tue, Jan 19 2021

  • Ode to Apple Valley
  • As we get older, some of us love to wax philosophically about our high school or college years. I went to Cretin High School and am darn proud of tha
    Tue, Jan 12 2021

  • The Boy She Left Behind
  • Writers can be strange kinds of creatures. They love to inhabit the made-up minds and personalities of fictional characters who only reside inside the
    Tue, Jan 05 2021

  • Where I Came From
  • Old photo albums are great dust collectors. The older the album, the more dust collected. Few of us really peruse or study those old black and white s
    Tue, Dec 29 2020

  • Desert Sojourn
  • I sometimes think you have to be a shape-shifter, a time traveler and certainly imbued yourself with as adjustable attitude if you want to survive thi
    Tue, Dec 22 2020

  • Nobody is From Here
  • One of the many unique things about living in Palm Springs is that nobody is ‘from’ Palm Springs. We/they all come from someplace else. While not
    Tue, Dec 15 2020

  • Living with an Artist: Part Two
  • Retirement can be a funny state-of-mind. Everyone approaches it a little differently. Some folks embrace the concept with enthusiasm for their measure
    Tue, Dec 08 2020

  • B & C Come to Visit
  • One of the many undiscovered joys of life for me was to become a grandparent. Growing up, I had no idea what a grandparent was supposed to do or be. T
    Tue, Dec 01 2020

  • Play or Stay
  • Lebanon Township has come a very long way over the last fifty plus years. There was a land rush back in the late sixties and early seventies which tur
    Tue, Nov 24 2020

  • Dying for Company
  • Palm Springs as a ghost town was something few of us had ever seen. Yet by early March of this year, downtown was virtually empty of people and cars.
    Tue, Nov 17 2020

  • Playdates
  • It started out simply enough last spring. We were leaving Palm Springs because it had all but completely shut down due to the virus. Now we were headi
    Tue, Nov 10 2020

  • REPOST: Three Days Out of Paris
  • Due to a family medical emergency… will be back to regular blogging in a couple of weeks. Thanks for reading my blogs. This week, I decided to re-po
    Tue, Nov 03 2020

  • REPOST: What I Learned from Howling Monkeys
  • Due to a family medical emergency… will be back to regular blogging in a couple of weeks. Thanks for reading my blogs. This week, I decided to re-po
    Tue, Oct 27 2020

  • Fractured Love Affair
  • It was a simple idea last spring; to write a new novel (my twelfth) in lieu of workshopping my three new plays. Perhaps, I thought, by this fall the p
    Tue, Oct 20 2020

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