Category Archives: Nonfiction

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Farewell to a Kindred Spirit




Last week a friend of mine left this world, and we’re all poorer for it. If you knew Mary Schweitzer, chances are she impacted your life, and probably for the better. Like most iconoclasts, she left a lasting impression on everybody she met. I don’t think Mary would want me carrying on and getting mushy […]

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Sticking With the Plan




When I finished editing the second draft of Trollbooth a month ago, I realized I had a few different projects I needed to work on this year.  Some of them have firm deadlines; others are more open-ended, but all are important to me.  I want them finished, and I want to share them.  I can’t do that […]

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Thinking Upon a Mockingbird




Like most folks, I was pretty damn surprised when I read about Harper Lee releasing a new book.  It’s not the kind of thing I’d given thought to in more than 15 years; I’d pretty much decided Ms. Lee had only the one in her (a totally bizarre concept to a guy like me, with […]

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