Category Archives: writing

The Collector of Dreams

By | February 18, 2018

We had a flash fiction contest this weekend, to write 1000 words using the prompt “collector.” I wrote this quickly, thinking about how we treat our children and families. Typically I don’t post my flash fiction as it either is just a work in progress or it is a story I am attempting to sell/market,… Read More »

Does White Privilege Exist?

By | January 23, 2018

Recently a sincere white American Christian male asserted that there is no such thing as white privilege, that white Christians have no obligation to inquire as to whether there is any such thing as white privilege, that people of color, sexual minorities, and others (including, I’d hazard, women) have nothing to complain about in the… Read More »

The Troublesome Word “Evangelical”

By | January 23, 2018

Evangelicals created the word to separate themselves from historic Christianity that they felt was too liberal. Now they’ve ruined Evangelical. I would identify as an Evangelical, having been raised as one and being one for 50+ years. But now, to associate the term “Evangelical” is to stain myself in scandal and moral antinomy. I call… Read More »

Converting the Unconvertable

By | January 17, 2018

You cannot change someone’s mind through the presentation of fact. That presentation of fact happens later, after they are willing to be persuaded. What changes people is personal interaction and communication. So outside of any change of mind, connection with people can lead to a chance for a change in direction. It happens very, very… Read More »

Screenplay Reading

By | January 11, 2018

My short screenplay “The Future Like the Morning Star” will be read at two public readings. On January 18th (Thursday) and January 19th (Friday), 2017, the Black Dog Arts Cafe will be hosting the Fifth Annual Playwrights Festival. Shows start at 8:00 pm PST each night. $10 suggested donation; proceeds go to the Black Dog… Read More »

About the About of Christmas

By | November 30, 2017

We watched “A Heavenly Christmas” this evening as we relaxed by the fire. It’s a Hallmark Christmas movie, so there is no bad language, no mocking or satire, and no unhappy endings. It was not bad, even though I must admit that the actors were working with a somewhat unrealistic plot: a too-busy-for-family career woman… Read More »

Welcome to Braggsville–A Review

By | July 2, 2017

We saw “Welcome to Braggsville” at the Seattle Center, performed by the Book-It Repertory Theater, based on the novel by T. Geronimo Johnson. First off, let me say that the cast was stellar, and the leads were absolutely fantastic. They were in their roles in a way that led me to believe they weren’t acting;… Read More »