With great power comes great responsibility

No, fellow fans, I’m not going to write about Spider-Man today, but I am going to come to the same conclusion that Uncle Ben did. Wednesday I banged out a blog post, as I often do, by copying from my journal and rearranging what I had penned onto the pages to form (hopefully) something moreContinue reading “With great power comes great responsibility”

The fantasy that we are monsters

I’m back on Prince Edward Island in my reading, reliving The Great War with Lucy Maud Montgomery and Rilla of Ingleside, her fifth book featuring Anne Shirley Cuthbert Blythe of Green Gables, published in 1921. Montgomery wrote two more, prequel tales, but years later, so this will conclude her first 7-8 year burst of creativityContinue reading “The fantasy that we are monsters”

Would you rather be safe or free?

(It’s funny what 22 years can do to something you wrote. This chapter, incorporating two newspaper columns I wrote back in the day, may be the most chilling bit in my book Refuse to be Afraid.) Would you rather be safe or free? It’s been the central question in the United States of America forContinue reading “Would you rather be safe or free?”

Maybe the squirrel is not the problem

I started to write something along the lines of “Quit whining about everything that’s wrong with the world and set your mind free,” and I caught myself up short. Who am I, after all, to tell other people how to live their lives? When I’m thinking straight, I refuse to “tell” other people how toContinue reading “Maybe the squirrel is not the problem”