writing

Brain Surgery, meet Love

Summer's end.  It's a fitting time to talk about one of the most daunting challenges facing acoustic neuroma and other brain surgery patients:  the pressure on family. In my experience, entire lifetimes are measured by "before the surgery" or ""after."  Everything changes: 1) Money gets scarce when the family budget meets a nonworking spouse and… Continue reading Brain Surgery, meet Love

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creativity, crime fiction, writing

Unreal

Crime, contacts . . . CRAFT!  Killer Nashville was amazing.  Above, see the featured image with Max Allan Collins, the master writer behind Road to Perdition and about a million other projects, plus now Quarry. The workshops were just . . . well—like POISONS, State Department protocols, Noir, Police Procedures, Contracts and Humorous Thrillers.  Because you… Continue reading Unreal

freelance articles

For Art Focus: Photo/Synthesis

Some exhibits are so big I can barely walk through without a lunch break. Will Wilson's Photo/Synthesis was not that huge physically. I didn't need a sandwich. Photo/Synthesis was mammoth on my mind. It invigorated my curiosity, dismantled my preconceptions and surprised me with controversy--yeah, we'll get to that. I came to see powerful portraits and… Continue reading For Art Focus: Photo/Synthesis