Today marks the official end of the monsoon season here in Tucson, and it's been a remarkable one, especially in contrast to last year's nonsoon. In 2020 we had one of the worst droughts on record—1.6 inches of rain for the entire season, which made for downright satanic summer heat in the midst of a … Continue reading Goodbye Monsoon Season
R.C. Sherriff's 1931 novel, The Fortnight in September, is about a happy family on a pleasant seaside vacation during which nothing really bad happens. Try selling that to a publisher. But when you think about it, it's actually a tantalizing premise. Pretty much all fiction illustrates what happiness isn't. It's much harder to write a … Continue reading The Fortnight in September
for the first time in a long while. I think the last time I felt this way was when I got my first computer, a Dell laptop, during my sophomore year of college. I have a distinct memory of opening the box at the kitchen table with my mom watching; she was just as eager … Continue reading Impressed with Technology…
I didn't intend to make a film about, or for, or promoting, my novel, A Footnote to Plato, which has yet to be published. My original plan was simply to clean up some raw vacation footage from my trip to Greece in 2014, but when I came across the photos I used for descriptions in … Continue reading Movie Trailer for a Novel?
"I never thought I'd see it happen in my lifetime...not here, not in this country." —Pretty much every talking head on TV yesterday I'm not surprised about the attempted coup yesterday, as it's what I and many others have been fearing since Trump was elected. To call him a tyrant or fascist at this point … Continue reading It DID Happen Here