Fighting Evil With Good

I am on vacation, recently graduated with my MFA and enjoying a road trip across America with my wife and three dogs, and as such, I do not want to think about the evils going on in the world . . .  and in my country. Later, I will listen, I’ll allow myself catch on the news. All this I have told my wife. But here I am, finding a few minutes of quietness and unable to shake the conviction that I must say something about the Charlottesville events. The easy thing to do would be to keep quiet. Those who know me, know where I stand (or I would like to think they do), but in several ways I have been reminded that to keep quiet is equally wrong and implicitly makes me just as guilty. So allow, if you will, to share my thoughts on what has happened.

Posted at 6:33 am on August 15, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

Thoughts On a Friend’s Passing

It’s Saturday morning, six o’clock, and I am at my desk. I need to work on my story, but I do not know what to say. I am at a loss for words. A friend I knew in college was shot five times two weeks ago responding to a report of shots fired. He survived. […]

Posted at 5:26 am on October 30, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading