Blog – Conversations From the Road

Warning: Content may be sarcastic, profane, irreverent, wise-cracking, and somewhat serious.

Conversations from the Road is my daily blog about my current book projects, short stories, and more.

Stand or Fall – It Starts With the Books

#FreetheBooks When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, one of the first things they did was start banning and burning books. Ninety years later, the state of Florida is banning and removing books from classrooms and school libraries until they can be vetted by state-sponsored censors. In other parts of the United…

Breaking Radio Silence – My Different Experience

Recently, I said out loud that I had a different experience at the same time as someone else. In the past, I would have immediately tried to walk that back, or downplay it, or worse, spin it until I turned it into a lie instead of told the truth of I’d really done. Now there…

Ask Yourself Why

If you’re a regular reader of mine, or if you’re here for the first time, I want to explain why I say this quite often: Ask yourself why you think and feel the way you do and keep asking until you find all the answers you can, though I will warn you, you might not…

MLK Day 2023 – The Time Is Now

I remember when the holiday commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was created in the 1980’s and I will tell you right here and now, there was considerable opposition to it. The state of Arizona was the last holdout on the holiday and there were boycotts by artists and protests. Why? Because…

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