With a bow

The beauty of wrapped gifts. Read More...

Fudge!

My great-grandma’s divinity fudge. Read More...

Self-made

How hate becomes obsession. Read More...

Critical?

Critique is not always the same as criticism. Read More...

Signals

Misreading appearances. Read More...

Proliferation

Stories, like living things, need nurturing and room to grow. Read More...

Freaky secret

I explain more secrets of the mysterious world of fandom. Read More...

Present company excepted

The pros and cons of generalization. Read More...

...and my trusty Pink Pearl® eraser

The history of an eraser, and a few pencils. Read More...

Home town advantage

Home is where... Read More...

What agenda?

In which I make fun of the notion of “the gay agenda.” Read More...

Not finished

The difference between a destination and a goal. Read More...

Worn through

Why we hang on to some things. Read More...

We Are

Sort of a carrot and stick analogy. Read More...

Hitched

It’s more than a piece of paper. Read More...

Save the last dance...

The mythic power of the prom--sort of. Read More...

Passing

I’m always surprised when someone assumes... Read More...

The Fellowship of the Red Pen

Copy editing is not the only kind of editing... Read More...

Cue violins

Happy endings aren’t a sign of shallowness. Read More...

To the bitter end

Real friends, and how you know them. Read More...

Good intentions and elbow grease

It takes more than effort and intent. Read More...

What's it called?

The importance of good titles, and the dangers of... Read More...

Misadventures

Reflections on the life and work of author, Keith Robertson. Read More...

I used to care, but...

When someone plays the guilt card. Read More...

Box full of memories

Going through boxes of a deceased loved one’s things. Read More...

Baseball cap time, again

Putting some color in the world with a few hats. Read More...

Defining shapes

Re-defining a problem’s framework can make any answer, no matter how ridiculous, appear correct. Read More...

The Trouble with Truth

Some people can’t tell fact from... Read More...

To live in a neighborhood

Thoughts on the life of Fred McFeely Rogers. Read More...

Being the Other

Another look at the notion of “outside looking in.” Read More...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

A comment on making ill-informed opinions leads to a surprising place. Read More...

Understanding

Understanding doesn’t equal agreement. Read More...

Opposites detract

It’s not always either/or. Read More...

That's one way to look at it

Glasses half full or empty not just a cliche. Read More...

Everything before us

Sometimes there’s no one to blame but ourselves. Read More...