Yevgenyi and the Red Balloons

By | February 13, 2013

A short story / flash fiction inspired by this photo: http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web05/2011/11/4/13/enhanced-buzz-wide-10297-1320426466-18.jpg “Hurry up, Yevgeniy! You’re going to make us all late!” Masha was laying out the fish and sliced onions for the afternoon meal, checking the rising dough for the piroshkis, smelling the warm mixture of chopped onions and beef and cabbage for the stuffing.… Read More »

The Key to Being a Productive Writer

By | February 5, 2013

There is one key thing to do when you want to be a productive writer. You simply write. And write and write and write. I had not worked on my latest MS (tentatively titled “Many Waters”) for about 2 months. It was a NaNoWriMo effort, and after NaNoWriMo was over, I just couldn’t look at… Read More »

Awash in a Sea of Tears

By | January 29, 2013

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthian Believers, Chapter 10, lines 3-6 “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the… Read More »

Why Honor Dr. King?

By | January 21, 2013

Reposted from 2010,  2011, and 2012. I wrote this as a quick e-mail in response to some scurrilous nonsense forwarded to me, nonsense written by a white Christian eager to point out to me that Dr. King was a flawed man, too flawed to be honored and acknowledged. Let’s get some things straight right off… Read More »