September 8, 2020

To the right is pictured a place I recently visited in Guangdong province. It’s a great example of the kinds of places I like to think through writing ideas. Most of the characters in Aroha are troubled souls. Their strengths and weaknesses are all rooted in a combination of the inner anguish that has lead…

September 2, 2020

My new book, Aroha is out and available in Kindle and Paperback formats on Amazon. Joanna’s fine with her random urges. She’s confident in her ability to paint masterpieces that fetch millions in a world of shrinking coasts, violent storms and all but outlawed paper. She’s clueless about everything else and the discovery that although…

May 2, 2020

Preface to the second edition: Shortly after I posted it, someone said to me this article looked angry and at the time I agreed but waved it off as a depiction of the reasonable emotion accompanying the blog post. Still, I think out of control anger is unhelpful and I trust the reviewer so couldn’t…

March 17, 2020

All right, so here we are with women’s suffrage in many countries though far from universal and slavery ostensibly outlawed everywhere but I think the crust is fragile and pus bubbles up through the cracks. There’s hope in that we’ve come this far and despair in the way people are reacting to COVID19. If you’re…