Not the Best Year on Record

Not the Best Year on Record

To say that 2020 has not been the most fortunate year on record would be an understatement of epic proportions. If, since 2016, it felt as if the world was rolling downhill, in 2020 it bumped off a rock at the edge of a cliff, like all rolling boulders do in cartoons,...
Online Writing Cafe: A Virtual Co-Working Space for Writers

Online Writing Cafe: A Virtual Co-Working Space for Writers

Many of us will be confining ourselves to our homes for the weeks, perhaps months to come. And even though it feels as if the world is grinding to a halt, this doesn’t mean you have to sit around and stare at the ceiling fan all day. These strange times are a great...
Stray Cats of Marrakesh, Part 3, Everywhere You Look

Stray Cats of Marrakesh, Part 3, Everywhere You Look

This is part 3 of the story of our untimely travel to, experience in, and evacuation from Marrakesh, Marocco shortly after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. For part 1, go to this link. Yesterday a bunch of kids chased us down an alleyway, crying, “Corona!...
Out for Holidays

Out for Holidays

Hello everyone. I’ll be out for the next two weeks, returning near the 1st of April (no joke). We’re going to enjoy the desert sun over the city of Marakesh. I’ll be returning with the stories of crowded bazaars, snake charmers, and the experience of...
A Pandemic of Pseudoscience and Medical Misinformation

A Pandemic of Pseudoscience and Medical Misinformation

Would you believe if I told you that, after my wife was diagnosed with cancer a few years back, some people suggested energy therapy and others prayer? Magical thinking grinds my gears because it is willing, self-imposed ignorance, but nowhere it is as dangerous as...
Out Until the 2nd Week of February

Out Until the 2nd Week of February

Quick update. I’ll be in San Francisco for the next two weeks. If you like, we can grab a beer or something (I’d love that if you’re in the area!). But other than that I’ll be mostly out of reach. I’ll reply to all questions, comments, and emails, and also resume...