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Thinking Like A Wizard

The heroine of my book series, "Witch of Appalachia" is Cathleen O'Brien. Shes attractive, but not distractingly so; she very bright, but not a true nerd who thinks plaid is a color; she's very rich, but not a Paris Hilton wanna be. I'd call her well-rounded...

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The Joy of Circles!

The most obvious of circles to my mind is Stonehenge, set in the rugged south of England. Even though I've never stood in its shadow, I feel a familiar presence whenever I see a picture of this monument to the heavens. I can almost smell the loamy earth...

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Loving Vampires

Television, movies, books, even one of our favorite holidays, all seem to be enthralled with Vampires. We can't seem to get enough of the blood-drinking, bat-shrieking, sex-loving Vamps! Oh Yeah! They love sex! Vampires, as depicted in the earliest films,...

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Crazy Isn't Half-Bad!

How we face the daily grind of life, can be part personal discipline and part bat-shit crazy! Yeah, I used that naughty word...crazy!... because it best describes a very human reaction to the human experience. Life can be defined by the joys, pains, defeats,...

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A Conspiracy of Ghosts

Oh, yes! I do believe in what others call "ghosts" , "shades", "specters", or "phantoms". Myself, I would prefer "visitors", seeing as they never stay too long and, like any proper guest, they don't leave messes... with some exceptions. These past-human...

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Beckoning the Gods!

Since the dawning of man's ability to put two stones and two branches together to build a rudimentary place of worship, mankind has envisioned powers outside of his own meager reaction to his environment. It's really quite a primitive response to disaster,...

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Panning For Gold

Sometimes, I believe I was born in the wrong corner of history. My love for adventure has often had to take the form of cerebral journeying, with a book in hand as guide and companion and no post cards. However, I do recall vividly, getting lost at age...

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It's All About the Kiss!

Now that I piqued your interest with my blog post topic for today, let's talk about romance! Specifically, the kind you find in books. I have read a few, so-called racy novels by authors of international repute. D.H. Lawrence comes to mind immediately...

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Let Me Tell You A Thing Or Two!

As a writer,I am always making internal trips; trips down the corridors of my imagination. These can be short stop-overs for me, while I snatch up a thread of remembered fantasy and weave it into a story I'm trying to tell. More likely, they are a slow...

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Here's To The Nurses

Here's to the nurses, bless their good hearts working together, to mend our sick parts Here's to their quietly, efficient ways making their rounds, like policemen with trays. Here's to the nurses walking their beat soft speaking shoes, that quiet their...

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