Why it’s called “commencement”

I'm on the Writers' Vineyard today, with a few thoughts about commencement. Tis the season for graduations! Here's an excerpt: It's all about beginnings. We celebrate accomplishments, and in so doing, we prepare ourselves for a new start. What comes next? Moving, job searches, weddings, births? Who knows. We only know that at the moment … Continue reading Why it’s called “commencement”

A good day starts with “what if…?”

A story starts with an idea. An idea that usually comes in the form of a question: “What if…?” What if misfits here on Earth turned out to be beings from other planets, all trying to figure out how to fit in? What if alien CEO’s were just as incompetent as many Earth bosses? What … Continue reading A good day starts with “what if…?”