The Wisdom of Laughter: Real Life Lessons from Fiction

Several people in my circle are dealing with cancer and other serious illness. Old and young and in-between, they must find ways to cope with diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, and caregiving. And decisions. So many decisions that have to be made. For June's "Fictional Lessons for An All-Too-Real Life," it put me in mind of this … Continue reading The Wisdom of Laughter: Real Life Lessons from Fiction

From the sublime to the ridiculous

The Law of Immediate Forgiveness is posted through November 25. Meanwhile, I thought you might like to see just how low a writer desperate for word count can sink. Here's a scene between Professor Fogarty, our antagonist, and Amy June Pilgrim, that takes place in a Chevy Yukon and ends with a - well, you'll … Continue reading From the sublime to the ridiculous

Ode to a Giant Mini-Schnauzer from Mars

Our dog Charlie is now in doggy heaven. The truth is, the only thing to say about him is that he was The. Best. Dog. Ever.  But I’ll say a bit more. He loved us with all his doggy heart, and those of you who have been loved by a dog know how powerful their … Continue reading Ode to a Giant Mini-Schnauzer from Mars