The Wind on the Grass (A Haiku)


Chilly winter breeze Tousles the green blades of grass As the Sun rises.

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, January 20, 2022. It is a cool – but not freezing – day here in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 70˚F (20˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 1 MPH (2 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, January 20, 2021, or: The Package is in the Mail…and Other Weighty Issues”

On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’


I rarely write poetry. I am, first and foremost, a writer of prose, with a side dish of screenwriting added for good measure. Poetry is a genre that I don’t tackle much because I always feel like, “Nah. This is drivel. It doesn’t sing.” In today’s parlance, poetry, my friend, is not in my comfortContinue reading “On Poetry: ‘Where Time’s Winds Blow’”

A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs


Many years ago, when I still lived in Miami, Florida, I wrote a short story which was both a coming-of-age tale and also a look at an older man who must re-examine his youthful choices after a tragic incident kills his high school “crush.” As Reunion’s summary reads on the back cover and on itsContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Of Names and Songs”

A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story


  It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a tad over three years since I self-published my short story Reunion via Amazon’s CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform. Originally written in 1998 at a time when I was feeling nostalgic about my teenage years and, among many things, prompted by the recent death of one of myContinue reading “A Writer’s Tale: Birth of a Short Story”

On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?


Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 9, 2021. It is a hot mid-summer’s day. The current temperature is 87˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 98˚F. Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Why Delve into Trump and Trumpism?”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 2, 2020, or: Getting Ready for Day Two of NaNoWriMo 2020


Hi, there, Dear Reader. As I start this, it is almost noon here in New Hometown, Florida. A cold front must have passed through the area last night; it was chilly earlier this morning when I went for a brief walk, but now the current temperature is 70˚F (21˚C) under sunny skies. With the windContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, November 2, 2020, or: Getting Ready for Day Two of NaNoWriMo 2020”