Announcing Rolling The Bones Expanded Edition!

Well, three years almost to the day after originally publishing my book Rolling The Bones, I may actually be satisfied with...

Stories: Such Timid Little Creatures

Stories are like highly sensitive, timid creatures; during times of stress and chaos and insecurity, etc., they all run and hide....

The Outsider | H. P. Lovecraft

The Outsider is one of my favorite stories by H. P. Lovecraft. Since it was originally published in 1921, it is now...

Reader Praise For My Book Rolling The Bones & Its Stories

My book Rolling The Bones: 12 tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption is available online in trade paperback (600+ pgs) from...

The Lowest Animal | Mark Twain

Note: The following essay was written by Mark Twain sometime around 1896 - 1897 (both dates are listed by various sources online); and...

Amazon Isn’t Driving Publishers & Bookstores Out of Business; Authors & Readers Are

The idiocy of all this anti-Amazon crap makes my head hurt.... Seems there's another feud brewing in the publishing arena, this time...

How the Internet Enables People to Transcend Political & Cultural Barriers

I really love how the Internet¬†and digital technology is showing us that people, all over¬†the world, are pretty much the same‚ÄĒregardless...

Are You an Optimist, or a Realist? The Pros & Cons of Optimism Bias

I find it fascinating: optimists are considered unrealistic, while realistic people are deemed pessimists. And everyone wants to be around optimists,...