An individual comprises many aspects. He has his various tastes, his desires, his values, his wants, his talents, his achievements, his dreams, his future, as well as the self-identification he places upon himself to say “This is me.” We are comfortable in thinking we know who we are, especially as we get older. We settle… Read More »
In 1972 while in high school I was in an advanced art class. One of our projects was to create an iconic & perhaps ironic picture of a contemporary personage. I teamed up with my partner to paint a matching set of religious iconography for Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Together we painted an Agnew… Read More »
Earlier I stated why I AM voting for Obama, and you can check my timeline for my reasoning. Now I’ll say why I am NOT voting for Romney, but note that I am not voting AGAINST. I am simply going to give the reasons why Romney could not get my vote. First, though, understand that… Read More »
I’m a life-long Republican, voting in my first election in 1974, and since 1976 I have voted the straight Republican ticket. I’ve served as a Precinct Committee Officer, and I’ve served as a delegate to my state convention in 1992. I was proud of my Republicanism, and kept voting the straight ticket through 2010. I… Read More »
From the Letter to the Editor I’m submitting: I’m writing to ask you, a voter and citizen of Washington, to carefully consider your choices this election. I’m sure you already do value your vote and cast it after thinking about the candidates and the ballot questions—the initiatives, the referenda, the propositions—where We the People get… Read More »
Here is the first draft of the synopsis/blurb for the sequel to Stars in the Texas Sky: Many Waters, the sequel to Stars in the Texas Sky, continues the story of Henry and Peggy as they explore young love, betrayal, temptation, and hoped-for restoration during a time of growing turmoil. It’s 1956 in Windmill, Texas,… Read More »
After four months, Marty has returned from his time of rest and relaxation. He’s traveled across America and recharged his batteries, and now he’s ready to buckle down and get back to work. Well, maybe after the weekend. Like Marty, we all need those cycles of recharging and then of re-involvement. We have to have… Read More »
So I just got my first royalty check for Stars in the Texas Sky. It’s in the TENS OF DOLLARS! I am deciding whether to spend it all at Starbucks, or get coffee at the local shop instead and make it last longer. WOO HOO!
There are two issues in contemporary America that are difficult to talk about without an explosion of feelings: race and sex. Being the kind of person I am, I only was able to talk about one of them in my latest book, Stars in the Texas Sky, which is a book about growing up in… Read More »
There will be another free Kindle download for STARS IN THE TEXAS SKY this week at Amazon.com. Go here and download it. The free download starts Thursday August 9, 2012. Enjoy!