Tinkers, A Book Review

“And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent…

Who by Fire, a Book Review

Last night, I had the opportunity to sit down and meet with writer, Mary L. Tabor, who is the author of the novel, Who by Fire. I had arranged for a couple of girlfriends to join me and participate in a little “book club” meeting after we had all finished reading the novel. Mary was…

Writing a Novel is Distracting

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night (say 2AM for those of us who go to bed before 10PM), sat straight up in bed, and thought out an entire set of characters and a plot for a story that you’d never heard before? Did you then take that story and commit…

Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

I know that I’ve talked about him before, but Ray Bradbury just might be my favorite author (Along with Hunter Thompson- I will never forget Dr. Thompson). My Post, “Where Have All the Bookstores Gone?” was inspired by my second round reading of Fahrenheit 451-absolutely one of my most favorite novels. Even though I am…