White Punks on Leonard Cohen via Riff Raff

I must confess to not being a Leonard Cohen fan. So perhaps it’s understandable that “a brief elaboration of a tube” (from Going Home) is completely incomprehensible to me. But then it appears mystifying even to Cohen fans, so there. Likely not anything to do with Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Some sexual reference? Who knows? […]

Thoughts Into Action–Jacob’s Designer Gene

I so love the writing prompts that our Gila Writers Group provides. They give me the start of so many stories. This is another one for future development.  Jacob’s thoughts were more than ideas or observations, they could become reality. What he willed came into being. What he wished for he received. Acts of creation, […]

More Stardust

You saw a paragraph of this before. This longer version will be just one of many stories in a collection coming next spring.  In the cold darkness of a moonless winter night he gazed at starry skies. From his desert aerie the Milky Way brought precious memories of a golden eternity. From stars he came and to […]

Writing is a Solitary Pursuit

When he drinks alone, who does George Thorogood prefer to be with? I would say more, but that would require permission to use the lyrics; I’m too cheap to go there. But you know what I’m talking about, right? The redundancy makes little sense, except for emphasis I suppose. Would Zinsser or others in the […]